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US begins preparations for sanctions against Iraq

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US begins preparations for sanctions against Iraq

The United States began preparations for imposing sanctions against Iraq due to demands for the withdrawal of international coalition forces led by the United States from the country. It is reported by the Washington Post, citing three sources.


The White House has begun to develop sanctions against Iraq, which will be introduced if Baghdad continues to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. According to the sources of the publication, in the case of restrictions, the bulk of the sanctions will go through the US Treasury and the White House. At the moment, the final decision on the introduction of restrictions has not yet been made.

Earlier, the Iraqi parliament voted to withdraw US troops from the country. In response, US President Donald Trump said that the United States would not leave Iraq because it had “invested billions of dollars in Iraq” and threatened to impose sanctions.

Against the background of these statements, a letter appeared in the network from the commander of the US forces in Iraq, Brigadier General William Sealy, in which he said about the beginning of the "withdrawal" of US troops from Iraq at the request of local authorities. However, the Pentagon denied the veracity of the letter, saying that "it was an unsigned draft." According to US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the US is not going to leave Iraq.

First of all, we are changing the positions of our forces in the region. Besides this, as for the letter, I read it once. I can’t tell you about the authenticity of this letter, but I can say what I read. This letter does not correspond to our current situation.

- CNN quotes the words of the head of the Pentagon.

On our own, we add that against the backdrop of "aggravation of the situation in the Middle East," the Latvian military has stopped training and training with the Iraqi security forces.

Latvian soldiers in Iraq stop training and training with Iraqi security forces

- the representative of a press service of the Ministry of Defense of Latvia Kaspar Galkin has declared.
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  1. Udav kaa
    Udav kaa 7 January 2020 09: 32
    +6
    Can Iraq finally heal normally?
    We need more sanctions in Russia .. our officials began to move !!!
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 7 January 2020 09: 35
      +3
      Quote: Udav Kaa
      Can Iraq finally heal normally?

      Well, they can spoil Iraq!
      And shit a lot and high quality.
      There is even China bending ...
      Well, the withdrawal of troops from Iraq - it depends more on how the political situation in the United States itself develops. More precisely an elected company.
      Well, the corpses of American high-ranking officers in merchandise classes should go home.
      1. Udav kaa
        Udav kaa 7 January 2020 09: 52
        -9
        Quote: Victor_B
        Well, they can spoil Iraq!
        And shit a lot and high quality.

        If only they left .. And they figure it out!
        Quote: Victor_B
        Well, the withdrawal of troops from Iraq - it depends more on how the political situation in the United States itself develops. More precisely an elected company.
        Well, the corpses of American high-ranking officers in merchandise classes should go home.

        Israel will decide .. But a little bit Russia, if you do not put pressure on the Jews. hi

        We are very angry at all this and are waiting for the order ..! soldier
      2. knn54
        knn54 7 January 2020 11: 39
        +1
        It is possible to spoil, but whether the effect-country will be practically destroyed. But the American and other companies that are now pumping Iraqi oil, can rake in full.
        To help Iraq in overcoming a humanitarian catastrophe (in exchange for tighter oil and not only) there are RI, PRC, RF.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 7 January 2020 21: 37
          +1
          Quote: knn54
          But the American and other companies that are now pumping Iraqi oil, can rake in full.

          The Chevron company started evacuating its personnel yesterday
    2. svp67
      svp67 7 January 2020 09: 40
      +2
      Quote: Udav Kaa
      Can Iraq finally heal normally?

      To do this, it is necessary to restore the integrity of the country ... And this will all be clearly through the war.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 7 January 2020 09: 49
        0
        Quote: svp67
        To do this, it is necessary to restore the integrity of the country ... And this will all be clearly through the war.
        You understand that the pan of the chieftain of finance is dumb. The money in the country was from oil, and it is under the Kurds.
        2. Does Iran need a strong Iraq? And as whom.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin 7 January 2020 11: 59
          +1
          Quote: Mavrikiy
          The money in the country was from oil, and it is under the Kurds.

          and Shiites - Basra ...
      2. Udav kaa
        Udav kaa 7 January 2020 10: 11
        -3
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Udav Kaa
        Can Iraq finally heal normally?

        To do this, it is necessary to restore the integrity of the country ... And this will all be clearly through the war.

        Of course, I’ll have to fight seriously, too!
        You need to unite and drive them all to a rotten broom ..
        And on the border of Israel .. Dashing guys on tanks to transfer .. It is advisable to division Totskaya (they showed themselves well in Chechnya))
        And there will be silence ..... soldier
  2. The popuas
    The popuas 7 January 2020 09: 35
    +6
    They are at the door, they are at the window .... angry here you are .. what!
  3. vvvjak
    vvvjak 7 January 2020 09: 36
    +9
    The Latvian military has stopped training and training with Iraqi security forces.

    Iraq and Iran (as a company) have already signed surrender? They simply cannot bear such a "blow".
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 7 January 2020 09: 36
    +7
    The entire free world that is not in the orbit of US influence is under their sanctions.
    Any criticism of US policy, both internal and external, is under the persecution of Washington ... defined by the United States now it is an empire of Evil, hegemony and despotism.
    With their sanctions and permissiveness, Americans eventually produce a bunch of enemies and competitors for themselves .... definitely what when the state is deprived of brakes, it will inevitably slide into the abyss ... which we now observe in relation to the United States.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 7 January 2020 09: 57
      +6
      Well, Rome has endured 200+ years. And the newcomers from another globe fell apart (well, plus internal decline).

      Posts of the type, just a little and the United States all, have been going on for 20 years (and before this article of the type America will fall apart tomorrow, America has turned the whole world against itself since the 60s).
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 7 January 2020 10: 02
        +1
        We will tolerate another two hundred years ... if you put the tracing of patterns from Ancient Rome in a period of decline, then the United States fits perfectly into it.
        Ancient Rome killed and plundered peoples around its empire, and the USA repeats this path exactly, producing numerous enemies ... of course, no one expects the USA to fall instantly ... but who knows, at some point, a small injection into the Achilles' heel of the USA will lead it to collapse just like the Soviet Union perestroika Gorbachev.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 7 January 2020 10: 58
          +3
          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          Of course, no one expects an instant US fall ... but who knows, at some point, a small injection into the Achilles' heel of the USA will lead to its collapse

          Along the way, the injection took place. The Achilles heel of the USA is Suleimani. The mattresses have completely discredited themselves and the wave of US opposition will increase all over the world.
        2. paul3390
          paul3390 7 January 2020 10: 59
          -1
          The United States is essentially not Rome, but rather Carthage ..
      2. alexmach
        alexmach 7 January 2020 11: 05
        +1
        Well, Rome has endured 200+ years. And the newcomers from another globe fell apart (well, plus internal decline).

        Economic reasons in the first place it collapsed. The zones where expansion could have been effectively completed have ended.
        Well, history is now flowing much faster than then. But I agree, the United States is now close to the peak of its power, and may well preserve it in the long run.
      3. axiles100682
        axiles100682 7 January 2020 21: 32
        0
        You did not take into account one important factor: -the world has accelerated and all events in the modern world are faster than in the ancient one. So 200 + of ancient Rome in our time is 20 +; -.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 7 January 2020 09: 37
    +6
    The most terrible weapon they use! Soon there will be not a single country on the planet that has not been "sanctioned" ... That is why de-dollarization and new trade unions that exclude the United States are a necessity. For anyone who does not want to receive sanctions for any reason ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 7 January 2020 09: 46
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      That is why de-dollarization and new trade unions excluding the US are a necessity. For everyone who does not want to receive sanctions for any reason ...

      But not a single ruling elite will allow this, for their money lies with the banks of America.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 7 January 2020 10: 00
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        But not a single ruling elite will allow this, for their money lies with the banks of America

        Very doubtful. In banks in America, the percentage of deposits is scanty, as in general in banks of the same Europe. Capital lying motionless, dries and crowds. Much more likely to invest in real estate, shares of enterprises ... With real estate abroad has become ... Difficult. For Russian officials.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 7 January 2020 10: 15
          0
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Very doubtful. In banks in America, the percentage of deposits is scanty, as in general in banks of the same Europe.

          But what difference does it make in which foreign banks, the main thing is not in Russian ones.
        2. maden.usmanow
          maden.usmanow 7 January 2020 12: 20
          -1
          In banks in America, the percentage of deposits is negligible

          The highest among the countries of the developed world and the most reliable
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 7 January 2020 12: 24
            +1
            Quote: maden.usmanow

            The highest among the countries of the developed world and the most reliable

            With rare exceptions, the maximum rate on deposits with US banks does not exceed 0,9-0,95% (in MetLife Bank you can open a deposit at 1,15% or 1% per annum for a period of 24 and 12 months, respectively).
            This is big? tongue
            1. maden.usmanow
              maden.usmanow 7 January 2020 12: 48
              -1
              And in European banks deposit rates negative
      2. Guillon
        Guillon 7 January 2020 10: 45
        +2
        American complexity appears in all its glory !!! am
        Since the capture of the continent and genocide Indians - nothing has changed! negative angry soldier
  6. svp67
    svp67 7 January 2020 09: 39
    +5
    Latvian soldiers in Iraq stop training and training with Iraqi security forces
    What are both?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 7 January 2020 09: 44
      +4
      Quote: svp67
      What are both?

      No, one is sick.
      1. svp67
        svp67 7 January 2020 09: 45
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        No, one is sick.

        Well, everything, can already not count on sick leave?
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 7 January 2020 10: 00
          +1
          Quote: svp67
          Well, everything, can already not count on sick leave?

          According to Latvian law may.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 7 January 2020 11: 12
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      Latvian soldiers in Iraq stop training and training with Iraqi security forces
      What are both?

      Both are different. laughing Against the background of the aggravation of the situation and the growing signs of obtaining guaranteed "lyulya" the US Ambassador to Afghanistan and the chief of staff of the head of the Pentagon, a certain Espera, resigned and decided to dump, as long as the wind was without stones. Both yes
  7. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 7 January 2020 09: 40
    +4
    This letter does not correspond to our current situation.

    Everything tends to change,
    Become boring and vulgar -
    And it's time to admit to myself
    That one day you will become the past ...
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 7 January 2020 09: 42
    +2
    The Economic Killer concept in action.
  9. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 7 January 2020 09: 49
    0
    Can the mericatos themselves impose sanctions? AND?
  10. Kerensky
    Kerensky 7 January 2020 09: 51
    +3
    Donald Trump said that the United States will not leave Iraq, as "has invested billions of dollars in Iraq"

    -Stole, so get married!
    -Nina! I am the head of the district. If I married everything that I stole ... (C)
    How much have we invested in the USA? Why haven’t our bases and ranges been opened there yet ?!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 7 January 2020 09: 59
      -3
      Well, the United States against Iraq (and Iran) has overwhelming military and economic superiority + army of vassals.

      What does Russia have against the USA? To eat is what? We do not consider SNF, because the other side also has it.
      1. Kerensky
        Kerensky 7 January 2020 10: 03
        +2
        What does Russia have against the USA? To eat is what?

        Export revolution ... Small but proud Cuba ..
        It is necessary to pour money into people, into those who are already in place ...
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 7 January 2020 12: 24
          +5
          From a small but proud Cuba, people by hook or by crook fled to Miami. You need to create your own lobby in the States
          1. Kerensky
            Kerensky 7 January 2020 14: 42
            0
            From a small but proud Cuba, people by hook or by crook fled to Miami.

            Well! Great channel for casting. Once he escaped from the Communists, he will not scatter leaflets at night ...
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 7 January 2020 14: 46
              +5
              Late at night in Miami, on the waves of a local Spanish-speaking radio station, he will quietly read out “The Development of Capitalism in Russia” ..
  11. prior
    prior 7 January 2020 10: 06
    +2
    Well, just children's games.
    The Americans. It is time to finally introduce global sanctions.
    You, everyone must on this planet.
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  13. rocket757
    rocket757 7 January 2020 10: 17
    0
    Stripes with a proven route go ... however, they have a choice of methods. In another option, they can crank everything up!
  14. megadeth
    megadeth 7 January 2020 10: 50
    +4
    The only way to somehow influence the USA is to move away from the dollar and generally freely convertible currency of 3 countries. If you make hard currency, then only a global, single, not belonging to one country. And so we are indignant ... and then we will sleep, eat and go buy dollars, thereby supporting the US economy ...
  15. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 7 January 2020 11: 55
    +1
    Most of all I was interested in the message:
    Latvian soldiers in Iraq stop training and training with Iraqi security forces

    Interestingly - this training was based on the combat and punitive experience of the "red Latvian riflemen" or on the basis of the Latvian "forest brothers" ??? laughing Who knows? Enlighten me "uneducated", and then suddenly the Latvians also train Iraqi pilots, but I don't know about it?
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 7 January 2020 21: 41
      0
      Quote: Vitaliy Tsymbal
      Most of all I was interested in the message:
      Latvian soldiers in Iraq stop training and training with Iraqi security forces

      Interestingly - this training was based on the combat and punitive experience of the "red Latvian riflemen" or on the basis of the Latvian "forest brothers" ??? laughing Who knows? Enlighten me "uneducated", and then suddenly the Latvians also train Iraqi pilots, but I don't know about it?

      If they work together with mattresses, then most likely they shared the experience of "forest brothers" - to kill unwanted people on the sly, including their fellow tribesmen.
  16. kit88
    kit88 7 January 2020 19: 01
    +6
    The whole world is sanctioned. Soon they will be introduced against themselves.