Iraq plans to raise trade with Iran to $ 12 billion

Twilight News / consultant revealed in the cabinet, on Tuesday, that the Iraqi government plans to increase trade with Iran to the $ 12 billion annually, noting that Iraq was trying to find alternatives to Turkey because they are trying to exploit the economic card to pressure the government on political issues.

Said Mohammad Karim’s ” Twilight News “,” The Iraqi government, represented by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told Iran in the recent visit of Prime Minister plans to raise as her trade with her ​​to the $ 12 billion a year. “

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has, on Sunday, a visit to the two-day Iran, and al-Maliki was accompanied by three ministers, are the ministers of planning, industry and trade, and a number of government officials and security advisers.

Maliki’s visit to Tehran at the invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is expected to address both sides of Tehran’s nuclear file and the meeting with a group (5 +1) to resolve this crisis, controversial, and Baghdad will host the next round of it.

And the cream that “Iraq is trying to find alternatives to Turkey with a trade volume of $ 12 billion also because it is trying to exploit the economic card as a pressure on the government to exempt Tareq al-Hashemi.”

According to a statement issued by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry had received “Twilight News” copy of it, earlier, that the deputy minister, however, Abawi told the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad, Younes Dmirer “protest the Iraqi government heavily on the statements of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent about the political situation in Iraq “.

Iraq is the second largest trading partner after Germany and Turkey trade volume last year’s $ 12 billion with more than half of the Kurdistan Region.