Iraq calls for Britain to reclaim money from convicts and stop the auctions for the effects of contraband

2016/9/17 16:19

[Oan- Baghdad]

Iraq called on the UK, to recover money stolen by Iraqi convicted of embezzlement suspended auctions to sell smuggled Iraqi antiquities.

According to a Foreign Ministry statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that "the Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd in London, and during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to upgrade them to meet the ambition of the two countries, also discussed the parties a number of issues of mutual interest. "

He called on al-Jaafari, according to the statement, "the British side to facilitate the granting of visas to the Iraqis, whether citizens or official delegations, as well as assisting Iraq in the recovery of the Iraqi people's money from Iraqi figures convicted of theft and financial fraud, and help restore Iraqi antiquities smuggled to Britain and off Auctions sold."

The foreign minister stressed that "Iraq will take part in the project to establish a special court to terrorists Daesh put forward by Britain," noting that "Iraq had already submitted a project to criminalize extremist ideology and the countries that support schools that teach extremist curricula."

For its part, he expressed the British Home Secretary Amber Rudd According to the statement, "her country's readiness to provide support and assistance, and Britain stand together with Iraq."