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article imageIran MP says Iraq owes Tehran $1 trillion dollars

By Andrew Moran     Dec 20, 2009 in World
A leading member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said on Sunday that Iraq owes Iran up to $1 trillion, at least according to United Nations evaluations.
On Sunday, Iranian Member of Parliament and leading member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Hossein Ebrahimi, said that Baghdad owes Tehran $1 trillion in war reparations for the eight-year war against Iran, according to Press TV.
“According to UN evaluations, Iraq must pay us one thousand billion dollars for initiating the [eight-year] war against Iran.” Ebrahimi said that Iran has always been the one to turn a “blind eye” to the issues such as the one being discussed and added that Tehran has never brought issues similar to the current one to the international community. Ending that Iran never wants to enter into bad relations with Iraq.
“Till now, we have never brought up these matters and naturally we will never enter into quarrel with Iraq.”
In response to a question about the United States media accusing Iran of seizing an Iraqi oil well, Ebrahimi said that it was a misunderstanding and that his country would never let anything go wrong in its relations with Iraq, reports Kipp Report.
In the mean time, according to the Tehran Times, both nations have agreed to setup a commission to clear up the misunderstanding, as was decided by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari.
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