[ltr]2023.08.06 - 10:45[/ltr]
Baghdad - Nas
The Petroleum Products Exporters Union responded to the recent statements of an Iraqi parliament member about smuggling dollars to Iran via Argentina, and called for holding the parliament, parties and the Central Bank of Iraq accountable for the "big accusation".
And the news site "Intekhab" quoted a spokesman for the Petroleum Exporters' Union, Hamid Hosseini, as saying that "a member of the financial committee in the Iraqi parliament, Muhammad Nuri Aziz, made a very big accusation against Iran on a TV program, and the accusation was similar to the accusations of Iraqi nationalists and Baathists."
According to the report, Hosseini said, "Iran has been the most supportive of the Iraqi government, and has constantly tried to establish security in Iraq. It has not taken electricity and gas money from Iraq for years because Iraq's security is our security. This accusation must be pursued and investigated."
A spokesman for the Iranian Petroleum Exporters Union called on "Parliament, the Central Bank, the Chamber of Commerce and the Iraqi parties" to take a stand against this "big accusation," and stressed that "the Iranian embassy should also seek to follow up on the matter."
According to Hosseini, if someone had said something similar in the Iranian parliament, "the whole of Iraq would have taken a stand against it."
A member of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad Nuri Aziz, said on July 31, on a TV program: "Millions of Iraqi dinars were printed in Argentina, then transported to Iran by trucks, after converting them into US dollars."
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