イラクのマリキが対イラン制裁を拒否すべきと発言: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年08月14日

イラクのマリキが対イラン制裁を拒否すべきと発言

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Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran http://aje.io/pz6v3
Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran
Baghdad to honour dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, says Haider al-Abadi, stepping back from earlier remarks.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has contradicted his recent reluctant commitment to abide by renewed US sanctions on Iran, saying his government only committed to not using dollars in transactions with Tehran.
Al-Abadi's remarks came at a news conference in the capital, Baghdad, on Monday, the same day that it was reported that Iran cancelled an upcoming visit by him.
"I did not say we abide by the sanctions, I said we abide by not using dollars in transactions. We have no other choice," he said.
Asked if Baghdad would stop imports of commodities, appliances and equipment by government companies from Iran, he said the matter was still being reviewed.
"We honestly have not made any decision regarding this issue until now," added al-Abadi, who is heading a fragile caretaker government until a new one can be formed following Iraq's parliamentary election in May.
Last week, al-Abadi said Iraq disagreed with the US sanctions on Iran, but would abide by them to safeguard its own interests, triggering criticism from Iran-allied Iraqi politicians and in the Islamic Republic.

RT2018/8/13
Tehran ‘cancels’ visit by Iraq’s PM after remarks on US sanctions – report
Iran has cancelled a visit by Iraq’s prime minister after he said that while he was opposed to renewed US sanctions on Tehran he had no choice but to abide by them, AP reported an Iraqi official as saying. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was to visit Iran and Turkey later this week. The Turkey visit, beginning Tuesday, will go ahead as planned, the official said. Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi declined to comment on the report. Baghdad has occasionally mediated between Iran and the United States and sponsored talks between the two.


RUDAW2018/8/8
Iraq
Dawa, former Iraqi PM Maliki reject ‘unjust’ US sanctions on Iran
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s ruling Dawa Party and its influential secretary-general Nouri al-Maliki have rejected “unjust” US sanctions against Iran, calling on the world and Islamic countries to speak out.

The Dawa Party “denounces and rejects the unjust sanctions imposed by the American President Donald Trump on the Islamic Republic in Iran,” the party said in a statement on Wednesday.

The party calls on “all free government of the world, and especially Islamic countries” to speak out against the sanctions that “contradict the simplest principles of human rights”.

Iraq suffered through similar embargos and sanctions through the 1990s and paid dearly for it, the party added.

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, who served as prime minister from 2006 to 2014, also condemned the sanctions, calling them an attempt to create sedition. He called on the Iraqi government to ignore the new measures.

“At a time when the nations of our region and the world await getting rid of the consequences of unipolarism, what came out of American sanctions on the neighboring Iran constitutes a loud violation of international law,” Maliki said in a statement, also published on Wednesday.

Maliki said he rejects “unilateral sanctions”, calling on regional and international countries to reject methods of “siege, boycott, and forcing”. Such sanctions had no legitimacy as they have been imposed outside the framework of the UN, he said.

“It also can’t be legitimate while it aims to starve a friendly Muslim nation and fighting the regime of the Islamic Republic, a member of the United Nations,” Maliki added.

“The main aim the country imposing sanctions has is the hope to increase popular dissent, sow the seeds of sedition, disseminate the spirit of rebellion,” Maliki argued.

“We call on the Iraqi government not to be party to these sanctions, and we call on governments of the world and humanitarian organizations to halt such punitive measures against friendly Iranian people,” Maliki added.

He has likewise opposed sanctions on Syria.

Maliki and his Dawa Party are considered to be within Iran’s sphere of influence and are very close to Tehran.

Serving Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday the government has no other choice but to abide by the sanctions. Iraqi President Fuad Masum meanwhile said the various ties between Iraq and Iran make it difficult to implement the sanctions.

Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May, insisting the Obama-era agreement did nothing to stop Tehran pursuing it nuclear ambitions or from interfering in regional conflicts.

Washington imposed new sanctions on Iran this week targeting various sectors of its economy. Sanctions on its oil industry will take effect in November.
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