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Al-Rasheed Bank removed from Sanctions Lists

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council has removed Iraq's state-owned Al-Rasheed Bank [Al-Rashid Bank] from its Sanctions List. The updated version of the Committee's Sanctions List, available in HTML, PDF and XML format, may be found here. Authorities in the United Kingdom have also confirmed that the bank has been removed from the […]

Iraqi Central Bank may Stop Financial Dealings with Russia

By Layal Shakir, for Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi central bank suggests halting business, financial dealings with Russia The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) on Wednesday suggested halting business operations and financial dealings with Russia following America's far-reaching sanctions […]

UK issues Sanctions against former Governor of Nineveh

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has issued sanctions against a number of individuals, including a former Governor of Nineveh province in Iraq. Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan is alleged to have misappropriated public funds intended for reconstruction efforts, and to have improperly awarded contracts and other state property. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence […]

Iran Stops Energy Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly suspended the supply of gas and electricity to Iraq, at a time when the country is struggling to cope with with soaring temperatures. According to AP, Iraq already owes Iran $4 billion for energy imports, and Iran is pushing to have the debt paid. More here. (Source: AP)

Iranian Traders setting up in Iraq

By John Lee. At least 24 Iranian traders have set up shop in Dohuk this week alone, according to a report from AP. Pressure as a result of sanctions on Iran are causing Iranian businesses to look more to Iraq for customers. Click here to read the full report from AP. (Source: AP)

US Designation of Kataib Hezbollah's Abu Fadak

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The U.S. Designation of Kataib Hezbollah's Abu Fadak The latest sanctions against a senior leader in the Iranian-backed terrorist militia are a reminder that such […]

Iran "Desperate to Maintain Iraqi Financial Lifeline"

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Significant challenges face Kadhimi's economic reform project Iran's central bank governor, Abdolnaser Hemmati (pictured), recently paid a surprise visit to Baghdad, three days after the United States slapped sanctions […]

US Sanctions Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

From US Dept of the Treasury: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi (pictured), a general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and Iran's Ambassador to Iraq, for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC-QF. A close adviser to former IRGC-QF Commander Qassem […]