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Baghdad / news
Yassine Al-Bakri, a professor of political science at Al-Nahrain University, saw that the dramatic drop in oil prices and its direct impact on the conditions of citizens portend serious social repercussions, and the government may not be able to pay salaries for the coming months.
He added, in a press statement, that "this will definitely lead to austerity measures, such as reducing salaries and pursuing the corrupt to recover the stolen money."
Al-Bakri added, "The current time is appropriate to hit the corrupt, pursue the smuggling of funds, and recover them from abroad, as he will get support from the people, in the event that these campaigns are launched to dry up the sources of corruption, as the current time represents an opportunity for such activities, with low imports from Iraq, And the Corona crisis. "
He pointed out that "those measures will remain inadequate, in light of the decline in oil imports, and perhaps the cash issuance and printing of the currency will be resorted to, despite the risks involved in this procedure, such as inflation and others. And perhaps not going towards that step, its repercussions will be more serious, such as The economy has stopped altogether, and this is reflected socially, politically and security, "noting" Iraq needs international assistance, particularly from the United States and Saudi Arabia. "
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