[size=33]Al-Sudani details the developments in the “battle of the dollar” and threatens sanctions that will affect private banks[/size]Today, 09:03
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Al-Ghad Press / Baghdad
Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani detailed the developments in the “battle of the dollar” and its fluctuations, noting that there are sanctions that will be imposed on private banks that take the dollar from the central bank and sell it in the parallel market.
Al-Sudani said during a press interview with “The National” newspaper: “We presented a vision for partnerships with the countries of the region through the path of development, and it is the first time that a project has been presented that calls for everyone’s partnership. When the security situation in Iraq became confused with the control of ISIS, the entire region was affected, and millions turned to "For immigration, so Iraq's stability must be preserved."
He added, "The political disputes in Iraq are within their natural context, and resorting to the Federal Court is a healthy sign for the political system," noting that "all political forces today are talking about providing services and developing the economy, after the talk was about sectarianism, ethnicity, and components."
Al-Sudani added, "More than 300 registered parties will run in the local elections, and this is a healthy indicator of stability."
Al-Sudani pointed out that “the Social Protection Law addresses multidimensional poverty, and $4 billion has been allocated in 2023 to address poverty, and there are cash subsidies for school and college students and children of poor families to prevent the inheritance of poverty within the family.”
He stated that "the ration card is distributed in a specific quality to all citizens, and there is a card of a higher quality distributed among those included in the social protection network," explaining that "the treatments included in the three-year budget for poverty are sufficient to radically end poverty rates in Iraq within five years."
He stressed that "we have no alternative but to support the private sector, and no session of the Council of Ministers or the Ministerial Council for the Economy is without a decision in favor of this sector."
Al-Sudani pointed out that “there is a war on corruption, and we have included the recovery of funds and wanted persons within a systematic anti-corruption policy,” noting that “reforms in tax, customs, and electronic payment all establish an environment that attracts the private sector and facilitates its work.”
In a separate context, Al-Sudani stated that “the dollar price is related to the special reforms of the banking and financial sector, and the government has begun implementing the reforms, despite their social cost,” noting that “exchange rate fluctuations are a battle between the state that wants to stabilize correct transactions, and a group that used to live on the dollar.” .
He said, "Goods enter the illegal outlets, and no taxes are paid, and this is money that goes to the parallel price," indicating that "private banks take the dollar from the central bank and sell it in the parallel market, and these will be subject to sanctions."
He added: “Iraq was the first to exercise its pioneering role in bringing viewpoints together, and it succeeded in doing so, and it is continuing in the region,” adding that “the development road project is the best and shortest in its path, and the lowest in transportation costs among the projects proposed in the region, and achieves Purpose in trade between Asia and Europe.
On the international level, Al-Sudani said, “The presence of Syria, with its political system and people, is better than an unknown alternative that may plunge the region into a second war with ISIS, and any security confusion in Syria will unleash the monsters of terrorists and threaten security in Iraq and the region.”
In addition, Al-Sudani spoke, saying: “From the first days, we appointed a specialized advisor to follow up on human rights, and some investigations require a period of time within the framework of the law, and there is no detainee in a prison or official detention center without a judicial order.”
He added, "Today ISIS does not represent a threat to the Iraqi state, and there is no longer a need for the international coalition that was formed to confront ISIS," stressing that "during this month, the joint committee will meet with the American side, and we emphasize the bilateral relationship with the United States for security cooperation, and we are open to All the fields".
He believed that "the Baghdad conference will expand, based on requests from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Italy, to attend and participate."
He added, "The harshest sentences issued against terrorists are the death penalty, and each case passes, on average, 45 judges before the execution takes the final form," recalling that "amnesty laws gave the opportunity to retry all criminals, including those sentenced to death, and according to Iraqi law, the Guarantees are available, and in seven cases the convict has the right to a retrial.”
He explained that "the political forces that form the government have confidence in the government's path and the implementation of its government program," noting that "the early elections come in accordance with the House of Representatives' dissolution of itself, and then the government will be ready for any elections, but the political forces, from our reading, have confidence in the government."
He stressed, "We look with respect at the popular movement and support all peaceful demonstration practices, and we deal with the demonstrations with all responsibility, and within the legal framework."