Tehran undertakes to pay half of Iraq’s corporate debt

Tehran undertakes to pay half of Iraq’s corporate debt

On: Tuesday 08/28/2012 06:38 am

 Baghdad / follow-term
revealed the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Iraq that Iran has pledged to pay $ 20 million out of $ 40 million as debt owed by the travel and tourism companies of Iraq, at a time when the United States threatened U.S. Iraq to reconsider the security agreement between the two countries in the event of helping Iran economically.

The director of the Information Office of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities governor Shammari for “Alsumaria News”: “The Iranian delegation includes several figures specialized in the field of tourism and antiquities headed Iranian President’s advisor for Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Moussaoui had pledged during a meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Iraqi brigade Smeisim, pay 20 million for travel and tourism companies Iraqi out of 40 million debts owed by Iran. ”
said Shammari “The delegation agreed with the Minister of Tourism to extend railway line distance of 17 km from the port Shalamjah border to Basra for the purpose of facilitating services for visitors, and to agree on the formation of a number of joint committees to hold regular meetings to resolve urgent problems and provide better services for visitors to the two countries, “pointing out that” the Iranian delegation will visit to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki later to discuss the abolition of visa visitors between the two countries. ”
and confirmed by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that an Iranian delegation headed by presidential adviser Iranian Hajj Affairs and Tourism Ahmed Moussaoui arrived in Baghdad, noting that the visit comes within the framework of activating memoranda of understanding in the field of tourism between the two countries.
, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Iraqi declared, on the fourth of August now, for the signing of three memorandums of understanding with Iran, pointing out that notes included granting visas to visitors Iranians and adjust length of stay for ten days and visa for one month.
announced the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Iraq, in the July 28, 2012, that the high-level delegation headed by its minister Brigade Sumaisem went to the Iranian capital Tehran to activate a memorandum of understanding to develop the tourism sector and the effects of two countries, stressing that it will be discussed file of Iraqi antiquities and signed an agreement concerning maintenance of archaeological sites.
referred to that Iraq had an agreement with Iran since the nineties of the last century, would be to allow for certain numbers and times of specific Iranian citizens to visit imams in Iraq, but the period that followed the events of 2003 made both sides the option of exchanging visits, which is experiencing visits imams in Iraq, especially in the seasons visit Activity large numbers of Iranians, while flock Iraqis in indefinite periods to Iran to visit the Imam Ali ibn Musa satisfaction in the city of Mashhad.
Meanwhile threatened U.S. Iraq to reconsider the security agreement between the two countries in the event of helping Iran economically.
expressed the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen expressed concern wrap Iran international sanctions by resorting to financial services in Iraq and Afghanistan, noting that Tehran is seeking to get to the sectors Financial and Iraq’s energy.
Based on the information revealed by the New York Times, wrote Rep. Republic to the Ministers of Defense Leon Panetta, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner liquid them of actions that Department intends to take to prevent this.
said Ros-Lehtinen in this letter, seen by AFP that “the Iranian regime seeks to get to the financial sector of Iraq, as well as to Iraq’s energy sector to secure Tehran’s cash reserve essential in time affect (them) sanctions. ”
Iran is under international sanctions over its controversial nuclear.
were New York Times has confirmed that Iraq is oil smuggling and allows Iran to participate in the money exchange operations sold by public auction under the cover of Iraqi banks, which was denied by Baghdad.
said U.S. Rep. he was in Afghanistan, “Kabul and Kandahar used, according to some information, as financial centers used by the Iranian regime to circumvent the sanctions.”
Source: almadapaper