‘US using debts to blackmail Iraq’

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Press TV
Thu, 09 Oct 2008 01:55:20 GMT

Iraqi MPs say the US is using the country’s debts as leverage to force Baghdad into signing the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

“Baghdad is under pressure by Washington to accept the security deal in exchange for clearing all of Iraq’s debts,” Iraqi lawmaker Mohammed Kamid al-Humedawi told Press TV on Wednesday.

The US will be allowed to set up permanent military bases, if Iraq signs the agreement. Under the deal the US forces will also be granted immunity from legal prosecution inside their bases in Iraq.


via Press TV – ‘US using debts to blackmail Iraq’

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