Newspaper: confirms the possibility of leakage of millions of dollars to Daash accuses banking offices suspicious engagements

04/11/2015

(Independent) ... US economic newspaper confirmed that the United States is concerned about the possibility of leakage of millions of dollars of the money that you send to Iraq to hostile parties, particularly the organization of Daash or prohibited under international sanctions such as Iran, accused the many banking offices that have suspicious links.

The Wall Street Journal in a report and seen by (independent) ... "The US and Iraqi officials and a group of specialists insiders indicated that the US Treasury Department Federal and Reserve decided to cut the flow of billions of dollars to the Central Bank of Iraq temporarily as a result of the worsening fears of the possibility of a leaked to Iranian banks , or maybe the hands of militants organize Daash ".

The newspaper reported, that "it highlights an important point of the stages of the long battle that the United States waged against terrorism," noting that "the financial officials are busy campaigning chase international fact-to keep the dollar from falling into the hands of opponents who may use it to finance their activities, as is the case with military counterparts who fear the possibility of American weapons, however hostile parties. "

Wall Street and added that "the agreement with Iraqi officials, during this summer, to begin the implementation of more stringent than before the Iraqi Central Bank in the distribution of the dollar procedures, resulting in a flow again under the supervision of the best," afterthought "but the spread of Sunni Islamist al Daash has alarmed US officials from the possibility of exploiting the terrorists of funds that are shipped to Iraq. "

The newspaper quoted, Finance Minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, saying that "the Iraqi authorities several measures have been taken to prosecute any prohibited process for the transfer of funds to the organization Daash," returned as "upward battle to keep hard currency into the country because of corruption based on the financial cash and the economy."

Wall Street and followed that familiar said the "case dating back to December 2014 the past, when officials called on the Treasury and Reserve US Federal for a meeting with Iraqi officials in one of Istanbul hotels, after he rang the danger they have to increase the amount of dollars sent to Iraq with the lack of transparency and clarity on Final doomed. "

The newspaper indicated that, based on the information issued by the Iraqi parliament, "the flow of dollars for Iraq has reached high levels, reaching the amount of dollars sent to the Central Bank of Iraq from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, in the past in 2014 to 13 billion and $ 660 million, more than three times that of those Sent in 2012, amounting to nearly three billion and 850 million dollars. "

The Wall Street Journal pointed out that "the US dollar has become the main currency to stroll the Iraqi economy after 2004," adding that "Iraq when it needs more securities, is pulled from his bank account in the US Federal Reserve, which is funded from oil reserves, and sent to Baghdad."

The newspaper reported that, based on the US and Iraqi officials, "the Istanbul meeting witnessed the insistence of American officials to take stronger control procedures and exchange of information with the Iraqis about the dollar distribution of national financial institutions mechanism," asserting that "the Iraqi Central Bank began to provide the US side with the required information about that, during the January 2015 ".

The newspaper went on that "Muslim dollars Iraqi Central Bank are sold through a daily auction the Iraqi financial institutions that get them, pay the value of the local dinar," pointing out that "doubts the US and fears focused since early in the nearly two thousand financial institution called the offices of banking, which is considered an active party in the currency auctions. "

According to the Wall Street US official familiar stressed that "US officials believe that in many of those banking offices, links to al Daash", displaying their deep concern "the possibility of using banking offices such as conduits to pass dollars to Daash".

The newspaper added that "the United States at a time when some citizen lost control of the dollars sent abroad, the US Treasury Department declined to send cash to entities defined as Stnqlha to the enemies of the United States."

A spokesman for the US Federal Reserve Bank said that "when several central banks around the world bank accounts at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, including the Central Bank of Iraq, which needs in times of pull what it needs from the hard currency in dollars from his own account," adding that " American Bank when it provides that service works in conjunction with the Treasury to ensure that other central banks have laws that prohibit doing remittances systems and foreign is under sanctions or with terrorists or international drug trafficking organizations commitment, as required by the Federal Reserve Bank to double the supervision and control of the currency shipments Sent difficult for Iraq. "

The spokesman added, according to the newspaper has "been stop sending currency shipments for the year the current 2015, at the time worked as the US Department of the Treasury and the Bank of the Federal Reserve with the Central Bank of Iraq, to ​​strengthen the control measures taken by him," noting that "Iraqi officials are working within the information exchange agreement told their American counterparts, through June 2015, the existence of three Iranian banks included in the ban list, is the Islamic Bank of regional cooperation, Bank Melli Persian Bank, got millions of dollars with less through auctions of the Central Bank of Iraq, in violation of international sanctions imposed on it. "

Wall Street and followed it, "according to US officials and others familiar with, the anxiety of the American aggravation in the meantime the possibility for organizing Daash on dollars through currency organized by the Central Bank of Iraq Auctions, as Iraqi officials believed that the money had already gone to organize Daash through those auctions. "

According to the newspaper that, under that new information "sent US officials during July 2015, a request in writing to their Iraqi counterparts, the need to ban dealing with Iranian banks, also sent a letter separate Iraqi officials view that the Federal Reserve Bank would not agree to requests to provide the Central Bank of Iraq to the dollar until the situation improves whole. "

The newspaper said that "the US decision came at a time when Treasury Central Bank of Iraq was suffering from the weakness of its credit in hard currency, and the dollar has doubled in market value, more than usual."

Wall Street continued that "several US officials, including Secretary of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for combating the financing of terrorists, they met through July 2015, Iraqi officials in Baghdad, and discussed with them ways to reach a solution," seamless that in "meeting which took place at the US Embassy in Baghdad, in the presence of the Iraqi Central Bank Governor, on the Keywords, the Iraqi side agreed to provide the Fed with plenty of information that fielded by the American intelligence agencies as well, where led to a contract with the US accounts Foundation, Ernst & Young Ernst & Young to monitor the currency held by the Bank Auctions CBI ".

And showed Wall Street that the Federal Reserve Bank in New York sent the Central Bank of Iraq, in (the sixth of August 2015), approximately $ 500 million, before declaring bankruptcy of dollars, he sent other amounts in the weeks that followed also. "

And the transfer of the newspaper "American officials as saying, that the problem is not solved the whole post. In (the second of October 2015), the US Department of the Treasury held a secret meeting in Washington, focusing on the Iraqi banking offices which may have ties to al Daash" indicating that "one insider in the forty meeting, told her that two of those banking offices, owned by Iraqi political links to them, and that US officials have discussed the best way to convince the rest of Iraqi officials to end those links." (End)

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