the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, the financial advisor to the resigned prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Tuesday, that the threat of America to impose sanctions on Iraq comes within the economic rumor to cause some panic and a wave of psychological warfare.
Saleh said, in an article that “what is published extensively on the state of the economy from the scenario of imposing possible US economic sanctions on our country comes in its essence to cause a bit of panic and a wave of psychological warfare within the contradiction of the outputs of the parties to the international conflict and their outputs on the Iraqi arena, so the economic rumor today is what Not only a reminder of the harsh realities that occurred during Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and the imposition of comprehensive sanctions on Iraq by the international organization between 1990 and 2003 and its disastrous remnants that tore the fabric of society and its economic and living structure and the American role in those harsh penalties.
He added: “In my opinion, the United States has no real desire for comprehensive revenge against Iraq, except for a wave of the machine of media threats in the context of political pressure until the moment.”
He continued: “Either on the ground, nothing harmful was happening to the national economy except an individual behavior that summed up anxiety and reckoning and was not reflected in the aggravation of the total demand for goods and services or the effect of an impact on the general level of prices or inflation as it is called, except for partial fluctuations that occurred and hours in the exchange rate of the dinar towards The dollar in the secondary markets during the past few days about the strength of the Central Bank of Iraq in controlling the market and the levels of liquidity in it by having the means to interfere in any harmful waves of speculative prices occurring in the exchange market by virtue of its high reserves and good coordination and management with the Federal Reserve Bank The same. ”
And he stated, “Nevertheless, because of a scenario of an economic embargo, sanctions, or a drastic American economic boycott that negatively affects 40 million Iraqis, it will mean, in my personal view, that the United States has ventured into its project in Iraq, which was founded in the 2003 occupation and lost its geopolitical interests in West Asia.” It is almost a cruel defeat and striking its interests in the region !! Therefore, a country like the United States will never do so at any cost and will not lose the friendship of Iraq in light of the present political system as a democratic system based on the ruins of a fierce dictatorship !! “.
And he added, “Therefore, the analysis of the content of this psychological campaign and its results from the point of view of behavioral economics is the result of conflict and escalation between the two parties, despite what leaves accounts for managing economic risks here and there sometimes. It is part of the psychological war to intimidate and spread terror among people, usually launched by speculators and seized opportunities To make an emergency profit in a bad, impure atmosphere. ”
And Saleh continued: “The imaginary scenario: If Iraq was subjected to such a siege or truly destructive American sanctions, as it is rumored, it will be beginning with non-international sanctions like what happened in the 1990 war in Kuwait, as the United States will push, and according to this scenario, Iraq to find other international allies. To live and get out of the devastating economic deadlock and the loss of hope for the future. That is, there is room for Iraq to enter a geopolitical scene that can be called a fantasy of the new power square: I mean the emergence of a bloc within the current global trend that may include: Iraq, Iran, China and Russia. This is what America fears in losing Iraq as a friendly country. Freedom-loving Peace and a country far away from the politics of the axes. ”
He continued: “This is what will push the country to deal with the keys of a new economic and geo-political bloc that protects the interests of the people from the ferocity of the sanctions and passing through devastating experiences of humanity and sterilizing development and economic prosperity.”
The financial advisor concluded his statement: “In light of the above, I still very personally doubt that America imposed any blockade or severe or comprehensive sanctions that lead to disastrous economic results on Iraq at the present time and lose Iraq’s friendship and balance of its foreign policy based on rejecting axes and seeking positive international and regional cooperation. Ended on 29 / A 43