[ltr]2023.05.29 - 12:26[/ltr]
Baghdad - Nas
The Ministry of Interior confirmed, on Monday, that the government issued directives regarding dealing in dollars instead of dinars, while setting a date for launching a campaign to hold violators accountable.
The ministry's spokesman, Major General Khaled Al-Muhanna, said in a statement to the official agency, followed by "NAS" (May 29, 2023), that "higher directives were issued by the government regarding the need to implement broad awareness and education campaigns regarding dealing in other than the national currency."
He added, "According to the laws, it is forbidden to trade in other than the Iraqi national currency," noting that "the last period, non-Iraqi currencies were traded in the local markets, because the country went through different periods and crises."
He pointed out, "Trading in non-national currency occurs in countries that suffer from economic problems," noting that "Iraq's economy began to consolidate, and the dinar proved its presence during the last period."
He stressed, "The need for citizens to support the national currency," pointing out that, "The ministry has started awareness campaigns for all citizens, and after that it will launch campaigns to hold violators accountable."
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