America threatens new punitive measures against banks in Iraq

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Shafaq News/A senior US Depository Division official said that the National Bank of Iraq should address the continuous dangers coming about because of the abuse of the dollar in Iraqi business banks to abstain from forcing new reformatory measures focusing on the country’s monetary area, highlighting demonstrations of misrepresentation, illegal tax avoidance, and Iran’s avoidance of authorizations.

In July, the US kept 14 Iraqi banks from going through with exchanges in dollars as a feature of a more extensive mission against the unlawful utilization of the American cash.

The authority let Reuters know that there are then again other Iraqi banks working with gambles with that “should be tended to” regardless of the mission.

Iraq relies heavily on Washington’s good faith to keep its oil revenues and funds safe from US sanctions because it has US reserves of more than $100 billion.

The authority added that the action, which his nation took in July, depended on obvious signs of unlawful monetary movement. He made sense of that the supposed violations being viewed as by the Depository Division incorporate demonstrations of tax evasion, pay off, blackmail, misappropriation and misrepresentation.

According to the Iraqi Central Governor, his country is committed to enforcing stricter financial sector regulatory rules and combating dollar smuggling. On Thursday, a request for clarification was made, but the Iraqi Central Bank did not immediately respond.

Iraq has in excess of 70 confidential banks, a moderately new element in an area that was essentially under state control until the fall of Saddam Hussein after the US attack in 2003.

Just under a third of these banks are on the US blacklist.

“I decide to zero in on banks that actually approach and where I see proceeded with chances,” the authority told Reuters in Baghdad.

He added, “It would be perfect on the off chance that the national bank immediately jumping all over the chance to address the matter straightforwardly, which could refute the need (in the US) to go to additional lengths.”


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