Parliamentary bloc: America prevents Iraq from joining the Chinese agreement

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Parliamentary bloc: America prevents Iraq from joining the Chinese agreement

Habib Al-Halawi, the president of the Al-Sadiqoun parliamentary caucus, revealed today (Sunday) that America is attempting to block Iraq from joining the Belt and Road Initiative.

Al-Halawi said in an interview with the, “The United States of America is pushing to prevent and obstruct Iraq’s association with the Silk Road Economic Project, adding that Iraq’s association with the Chinese initiative represents a strategic opportunity to activate Iraq’s role within the Belt and Road Initiative.”

He went on to say that “America stands as an obstacle to the growth of the Iraqi economy and does not allow Chinese companies to invest in Iraq, stressing that there is a desire among the Iraqis to consolidate bilateral relations with China.”