Abadi: Central Bank funds are being held in the country and achieve legal entry to Iraq

Abadi: Central Bank funds are being held in the country and achieve legal entry to Iraq

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:43:32

Abadi - Central Bank funds are being held in the country and achieve legal entry to IraqPrime Minister , “Haider al – Abadi , ” said the Central Bank of Iraq holds hundreds of millions of dollars and other European currencies that entered the country on board a Qatari plane landed in Baghdad last April, and achieved legal entry.

And extracted the money from a Qatari plane at Baghdad airport, after it was prepared to pay as part of a deal Alaraj Qatari fishermen kidnapped in Iraq.

He added , “Abadi” during the meeting with journalists and academics in his office in Baghdad on Wednesday evening, attended by “Iraqi position” (June 7, 2017), “Baghdad verify the source of the money , worth 250 million euros and 50 million dollars,” adding that it “held the Central Bank of Iraq. ”

He continued, “There is a specialized team investigating the entry of these funds into Iraqi territory with the participation of a representative from the State of Qatar.”

He explained , “Abadi”, that “the money recovered from the bags under the supervision of representatives of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Iraqi intelligence services as well as from a party representing the country side and experts from the Central Bank of Iraq to put them under legal follow – up.”

The Gulf media said this week that the money that prompted Riyadh to accuse Qatar funding of some factions of the popular crowd forces in Iraq.

The group of Qataris were on a fishing trip inside Iraqi territory and kidnapped in December 2015 by a group that includes dozens of militants in the desert adjacent to Saudi Arabia, before they are released in the last April.

The newspaper “Financial Times”, said in a report yesterday, that the establishment of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain to cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar , and the closure of the land borders and the suspension of flights with them, was caused by ” a ransom of $ billion provided by Qatar for the Liberation of members of the royal family were on a trip for hunting falcons were kidnapped earlier in southern Iraq. ”
The report added , quoting a source is relevant, “What angered Saudi Arabia and its allies is the Doha so the large amount of money to Al Qaeda – linked group fighting in Syria, as well as Iranian security men , ” pointing out that the parties involved in the deal to release the abductees, was including government officials and three leaders of the Iraqi Shiite militia soldiers in the Syrian opposition factions and leaders.
The report also said that ” the amount of $ 700 million payment to Iranian figures and factions of Iraq backed by Iran to liberate Qataris 26 kidnapped in Iraq, and Doha paid about $ 300 million to a group (Fatah al – Sham) opposition in Syria , which is affiliated to al – Qaeda in exchange for the release of 50 Shi’ite militants were prisoners of their “returning to the issue of the abduction of Qatari fishermen, the

newspaper reported that the crisis” began with Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq abducted Qataris in the month of December 2015, where a number of their leaders confirmed that the hostages were taken to Iran. ”

According to diplomats, the reason behind the kidnapping of Qatari was to give Hezbollah and Iran as a pretext to negotiate for the release of Shi’ite fighters being held by the “Fatah al – Sham” group in Syria, which included a deal to release the kidnappers later a separate agreement to facilitate the evacuation of the towns of “Kefraya and insipidity” Shia, which is encircled by opposition militants Syrian versus other besieged by gunmen loyal to the Syrian government.