Iranian Parliament: Baghdad's debts amounted to $7 billion
Deputy Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Iranian Parliament, Kazem Mousavi, said in his statements today that the Iraqi debts owed to his country amounted to about 7 billion dollars, stressing that Iraq is a friendly country, but Tehran should not be treated like this.
He added that the high inflation and living difficulties in Iran were caused by the debts of Baghdad, Beijing and Moscow that it did not pay to Iran.
He said, "If Iraq, China, Russia and non-oil exporting countries had returned $20 billion in currencies to the country, our people would not have faced problems."
In response to a question whether the date for the release of Iranian funds in Iraq had been set, Mousavi said: "The release date has not been set, but they have to return it in the end."
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