August 21st, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Is Iraq helping Iran evade sanctions?

Iran's economy is supposed to be in a stranglehold from international sanctions, but U.S. officials say Tehran still has access to the international banking system – thanks to Iraq. The U.S. government is looking to the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to help stop any sanctions busting. Jill Dougherty reports.

Filed under: Iran • Iraq • Sanctions • Security Clearance on TV
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    The author used the words "Iraq" and "helped" in the same sentence!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

    August 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  7. Jannani

    America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953, America overthrow Iran's democratic government and installed a brutal dictator Shah of Iran. America helped Shah to established secret police and killed hundreds of thousands of Iranians.
    During Iran-Iraq war, America helped Saddam Hussein and killed one million Iranians. America is the only country that shot down Iran's civilian air plain and killed all 290 passengers.
    In 2003, America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and displaced 4,000,000+ Iraqi people.
    Now, America is a failed country with huge debt. Its debt will be 24 trillion by 2015.
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  10. Portland tony

    Despite territorial and political differences, both nations are ruled by Shia dominated governments and there are strong economic ties between the two nations. So basically, within limits, what's good for Iran is good for Iraq. Surrounded by Sunni's (Saudis, Syrian), who have either sponsored or engaged in active plots to depose the Shia, they are sticking together despite US objections.

    August 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      That they should do, Portland tony. It's hard to believe however, that Iraq is no longer taking orders from Washington D.C.

      August 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
      • Portland tony

        I'm sure their getting an earfull, but there's little we can do...We threw Saddam out and democracy flourishes.

        August 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
      • Portland tony

        That should read ..they are..not their!

        August 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm |

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