[size=36]Trade: We do not approve any arms contracts for the Kurdistan region without the approval of the federal government[/size]
[size=36]Economy | 10:35 - 07/12/2019[/size]
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BAGHDAD - Mawazine News
The Ministry of Trade denied the approval of commercial lists or certificates of origin for any arms contracts for the Kurdistan region of Iraq unless the central Iraqi government first agreed to those contracts.
Trade said in a brief statement that "many arms contracts relating to the Kurdistan region are returned to our commercial attachés in Washington and other countries. We did not ratify any commercial list or certificate of origin related to these contracts until after obtaining the approval of the central government."
She added, stressing that "since we have not received any approval from the central government on it, and therefore it is not possible to export these weapons to Iraq, and none of the contracts mentioned can be implemented."
The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee announced months ago that it would form investigative committees regarding the Kurdistan region's import of weapons from Israel without the knowledge of the federal government in Baghdad.
The move described that it was a serious matter, pointing out that "the military laws prevent the region from importing heavy weapons and it is limited to light only." M hn