BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Iraq will not adhere to the U.S. sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-‘Abadi said on Tuesday.

“We are against international sanctions and there is an experience in Iraq that led to the weakening of the country and the people,” state television quoted Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as saying on Tuesday.

The Iraqi government currently maintains close diplomatic relations with Iran, despite their ties with the U.S. administration.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a stern warning on Tuesday, threatening to sanction any entity that does business with Iran.

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Fortunately, it looks like most of the world (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, China, India, and the EU) will not respect the illegal US sanctions being imposed on Iran. The world is growing tired of America starting new wars and conflicts solely for the benefit of apartheid Israel.

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USA is on its last leg ruling the world. Even Bloomberg admits by 2030 the world would be ruled by the “East”. “West” is going down the hole slowly but surely…

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Stern Daler

West is not = US. By 2030 the “East” will be not much bigger than now.

Three blocks or countries similarly big. EU, US and China.

p.s. EU is currently biggest economic chunk.

NOT US or China.

If EU and China spit – US must swim.

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Just to let you know according to Bloomberg last year (2017) China’s economy for first time ever reached US-economy. In addition, EU economy during 2017 was the worst ever! It just keeps declining during last 10 years! In the same time Russia and China are buying gold like crazy while US-treasury is EMPTY! Let alone the astronomic US-debt. In EU, Greece is in huge debt, Italy, Spain. Germany just officially noted its economy for first time during the first 6 months of 2018 is DECLINING!!! Start to read “The Economist”, “Bloomberg” and you will see what’s really going on…

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Stern : you forget sky-rocketing Indian economy. China is not performing so well any more now, it has even became cheaper to open factories in Romania, Bulgaria etc than in China. Sorry USR, but you don’t get a point about US “debt”, as many do. If you take a look at Luxembourg, they’ll look even far more in debt per capita than the Yanks, meanwhile, both are doing very well and economies aren’t collapsing at all and… won’t… The factor you forgot is what is called debt include the money they lease! In the end, USA perceive way more interests… Read more »

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more countries should follow iraq and syria to denounce zio scumbags’ international crime of sanctioning

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agreed.

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Since when refusing to trade is a crime? Especially trading with people vowing your death, praying for this 5x a day and working at it the rest of the time?

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Crypto joos vow for the death of the vast majority of the planet and the remainder as a manageable colony of slaves. They just dont advertise the fact. The destruction of Israel and collapse of their US war machine is the first step towards world peace. Give me a russian , chink or even iran shitlamist world order any day. Anything but those vial scum khazars. The CDC shedule of vaccines injects aluminium into a baby on day 1 of life discized as hepB shot. Today 8 million kids in US under 17 are on some sort of psychological drug.… Read more »

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Good, another country showing senses

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I’ve red exactly the contrary from other sources.
Seems there is serious blur about it…
Any way, these are not especially governmental decisions : it’ll be companies operating the Iranian market that will be sanctioned… Any neither operating directly or indirectly (through daughter companies) on te US market or not usin dollars for trades is not at risk.
Not the same for multinational ones, e.g. Total, Renault, Daimler, Airbus, etc etc are all pulling out. Renault may not directly operate US market but daughter company Nissan does, then ouch!

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OK, if Iraq defies Trump, that means he should have to sanction them, no? If so, what does that mean for our gov and military? Will ‘we’ have to sanction ourselves for continuing relations with them if ‘we’ sanction them? Is this whole thing really thought out? duh.

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Ummm, this site left out the part of Abadi’s statement where he said, yes, he would not “adhere” to these odious US sanctions, but that he would, in order to protect Iraq “abide” by them. Is this site trying to convey a false sense of defiance on Iraq’s part, or was this just a careless reading of Abadi’s statement? The Iraqi’s are going to tow the American line…

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Willing Conscience

I think your first assumptions right, this isn’t a careless rewording of his statement, just propaganda, well spotted.

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Chauhan Chauhan

abadi is not the PM now he will only listen to the Iraqi people who mostly follow Sistani and noext is Sadr . what ever Sistani will tell Iraqi will listen so US cant do anything. US is alos afraid of Sistani FAtwa. that’s why they cant do much to control Iraqi government.

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AMN this is dissapointing to say the least, as Lav’s just pointed out, this storey’s what we call fake news, it omits to tell us the whole truth, just AMN’s own one sided version of it, and that’s correctly called propoganda not news.
A big thumbs down for this article AMN, well spotted Lav.

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ISIS is coming back to Iraq …

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Nestor Arapa

Buena respuesta a un país hipócrita como EE.UU.

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Well looks like US back at day0. Time for regime change in Iraq ? pmsl.