$800 million smuggled from Iraq every week

Astron Astifinson, head of the Iraqi relations in the European parliament, had claimed that as much as $800 million is smuggled from Iraq every week.

$800 million smuggled from Iraq every week

World Bulletin / News Desk

Astron Astifinson, head of the Iraqi relations in the European parliament, had claimed that as much as $800 million is smuggled from Iraq every week.

According to a report on the Basnews website, Astifinson mentioned this at a press conference in Brussels, which was also attended by Iraq’s fugitive deputy president Tariq al-Hashimi, who has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court.

In his speech he also said, “we have a moral responsibility toward the Iraqi nation; the Iraqi nation is suffering from violence”.

Astifinson revealed that more than $800 million is being illegally smuggled from the country each week. The money, which is being stolen from the nation’s budget, is being transferred into Iraqi leaders’ accounts in Switzerland, he claimed.

Additionally Astifinson also mentioned the amount of secret prisons in Iraq, saying that it comes third after China and Iran.

Last Mod: 24 Ekim 2013, 11:44
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