Tishwash: World Council: Iraq bought more than 90 tons of gold in 8 years
The World Gold Council announced, on Saturday, that Iraq bought more than 90 tons of gold during 8 years, indicating that the last purchase of gold from Iraq was in September of 2018 at an amount of 6.5 tons.
The Council said in a statistic published on its website during the month of December and seen by Alsumaria News, that ” Iraq bought 90.4 tons of gold during 8 years,” noting that “the last purchase of gold was in September of 2018 at an amount of 6.5 tons.”
He continued that Iraq bought in 2012 the amount of 23.9 tons of gold and then bought in 2013 the amount of 12.4 tons and then bought in 2014 the amount of 47.6 tons and then bought in 2018 the amount of 6.5 tons to become its gold reserves 96.3 tons, which represents 6.8% of The rest of its currencies.
”The council added that Iraq still maintains its fifth Arab position, which came after Saudi Arabia, Lebanon , Algeria and Libya , and on the 38th position globally out of 100 countries included in the international financial statistics for global gold reserves.
The council noted that “five world countries have acquired more than half of the world’s reserves of gold, which are the United States, Germany, Italy, France and Russia , noting that” the United States ranked first with these reserves and by 8.133 tons.
It is reported that the World Gold Council, which is based in the United Kingdom He possesses extensive experience and deep knowledge of the factors behind changing the market and its members consist of the largest and most advanced gold mining companies in the world. link
Tishwash: Washington pledges to use legal authorities to punish the “corrupt” in Iraq
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that our legal authorities will use it to hold accountable the “corrupt” who steal Iraq’s wealth.
“Today, we are taking steps to fulfill the pledge to use our legal powers to punish the corrupt Iraqis who steal the country’s public wealth and target peaceful protesters,” Pompeo said in a tweet on Twitter.
He added, “Political leaders and government officials must put Iraq first.”
On Friday, the US Treasury announced the imposition of sanctions on four Iraqi officials, including three leaders of “Iran-backed” factions, for “violating human rights and engaging in corruption.”
The US Department said, “It imposed sanctions on 4 Iraqi officials, including Khamis al-Khanjar and Hussein al-Lami, for violating human rights and engaging in corruption.”
She added, “Three of these officials are leaders of paramilitary factions backed by Iran.” They are Qais Khazali and his brother Laith, as well as Abu Zeinab Al-Lami, a leader in the popular crowd. link