Al-Khazali calls for Iraq’s freedom to dispose of dollars: America is not kind to us and this is our money

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Al-Khazali calls for Iraq’s freedom to dispose of dollars: America is not kind to us and this is our money

Qais al-Khazali, the Secretary-General of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq group, contacted Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani on Wednesday to request that he highlight the matter of Iraq’s freedom to dispose of its US currency funds during his impending travel to the US.

“The issue of economic sovereignty, and Iraq’s ownership of its decision-making and sovereignty regarding its disposal of its US dollar funds, is important and complex,” Al-Khazali said during his Eid prayer sermon to a group of worshippers in Baghdad.

“This is our money, and America is not favoring us,” he said, highlighting how crucial it is that “Iraq has the freedom to dispose of this money according to its interests.”

Furthermore, Al-Khazali stated that Iraq has shown “great compliance with these conditions, despite the unfair, unrealistic, and exaggerated conditions set by the US Treasury on disposing of the dollar,” taking into account the US’s attempts “to exploit the economic card to maintain the current military status of its forces in Iraq, and this is what we do not accept.”