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August 19, 2012 5:09 am

Iraqis Helping Iran to Bypass Sanctions According to U.S.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Photo: wiki commons.

NYTimes – WASHINGTON — When President Obama announced last month that he was barring a Baghdad bank from any dealings with the American banking system, it was a rare acknowledgment of a delicate problem facing the administration in a country that American troops just left: for months, Iraq has been helping Iran skirt economic sanctions imposed on Tehran because of its nuclear program.

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  • Ben

    Iraq has been much more closely aligned with Shiite Iran ever since its Sunni dictator was toppled and the country was plunged into sectarian chaos. The “neocons” sold this adventure as a “cakewalk” and a weak Republican administration fell for it. It needn’t have happened. While beating the drums for a strike against Iran (and using that call as a wedge against the current US administration), it ought to be remembered whose voices got us into this mess.