11:16 - 2023-09-18
Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Mustafa Al-Karaawi, confirmed that the continued rise in the exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar requires real government measures.
Al-Karaawi said in a press interview, “The US Treasury Department’s imposition of new sanctions on Iraqi banks means that Iraqi banks have not adhered to the instructions,” warning of “major economic repercussions that the Iraqi financial market will witness, due to the United States imposing sanctions on a number of banks, including a rise in... Dollar exchange rate.
He added, “The rise in the dollar exchange rate will not stop, and there will be a gradual rise every day, and this matter requires a real government stance and measures to address this matter,” noting that “the issue may turn into a monetary crisis like the one that occurred during the past months with the beginning of the formation of the new government.” This matter requires an Iraqi diplomatic movement towards the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve.”
The representative pointed out that “the Finance Committee will work to host the figures and responsible authorities in the Central Bank to discuss the repercussions of the crisis and to find out what the bank’s measures are to confront the significant rise in the exchange rate in the local market.”
The dollar exchange rates continued to rise on the black market, as the exchange rate reached 158,250 dinars per 100 dollars.
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