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Al-Kazemi threatens the corrupt: The money will return to its owners, no matter how long it takes

09.15.2021 - 13:29
Al-Kazemi threatens the corrupt: The money will return to its owners, no matter how long it takes
 
 

  

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed, on Wednesday, that the stolen Iraqi funds will return to their owners, no matter how long it takes.   

  

  

  

Al-Kazemi said in his speech during the conference for the recovery of looted funds due to corruption, which was followed by “Nas” (September 15, 2021), “I welcome you, brothers, to your important conference on recovering the looted funds due to corruption, as distinguished guests in the land of Mesopotamia in Baghdad, which has suffered what it has suffered because of corruption, Smuggling and looting of Iraq's wealth over the past decades.   

He added, "Corruption and money smuggling is a serious disease that affects any society, and any country if the risks of this disease are not dealt with seriously and responsibly, by taking measures to combat corruption and eliminate outlets for waste, smuggling and disregard for the capabilities of peoples."   

He continued, "We admit that this disease afflicted our country for decades, as billions of dollars were stolen and smuggled during the era of the previous dictatorial regime, and unfortunately after 2003, founding errors allowed corruption to worsen in a more dangerous way, and some took advantage of the security chaos and legal loopholes to steal and transfer the people's money. out of Iraq.   

Al-Kazemi stressed that "corruption and the recovery of the Iraqi people's money smuggled out of Iraq is a priority for the current government, and that corruption and terrorism are two sides of the same coin, and corruption and squandering the state's capabilities and capabilities are explicit terrorism, and corruption paved the way for ISIS gangs to desecrate the land of Iraq."   

He explained, "Corruption was present when an attempt was made to plunge society into a false sectarian conflict, whose first and last goal is to loot money, and corruption was present in weakening state institutions, and in choosing the wrong person in the right place in all institutions, just as corruption was the twin of ISIS and its backer. oppress the Iraqis." Noting, "We talk about the weak infrastructure in Iraqi cities, so we refer to corruption, money smuggling and waste of resources. The same is true when we talk about the spread of slums, unemployment, and the decline of health and educational institutions after Iraq was occupying advanced positions in health and education."   

The Prime Minister stated, "We say with courage and frankly, that the path to a rational state begins with frankness with our people about the diseases that led to the decline of a great, historical and fundamental country in the region and the world such as Iraq. The Integrity Commission, the judicial authorities, the Ministry of Justice, and Financial Supervision revealed, within one year, corruption files that were not disclosed for 17 years, and recovered funds looted from abroad. A place of frustration and retreat.   

He called "the Recovery Department of the Integrity Commission to work hard and diligently with the Ministry of Justice to follow up on the looted funds, by opening legal cases against the parties involved, and accelerating the process of returning the funds to the Iraqis, as well as friendly and brotherly countries to help Iraq recover its money, and we, in turn, are open to the utmost levels." Cooperating with all countries in this regard,” stressing, “There should be no safe haven for looted funds and thefts, and the corrupt and thieves should not feel that there is a haven for money stolen from any country.”  

He stressed, "The corrupt must be well aware that these funds will be returned to their owners, no matter how long and how far away the time is, and they will face the law with the crimes they committed, with our insistence on returning the smuggled money, and with your efforts, ideas and brotherly responsibility that unites us, we will fight the scourge of corruption and money smuggling, and we will create an environment safe and fair for our peoples."   

He concluded his speech by saying: "Enough corruption, destruction and sabotage in Iraq and in every country. Enough disregarding the capabilities and rights of peoples. Enough with the abuse of our peoples, theft of their money, and the destruction of their economies."   

  

  

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In the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, the work of the international conference for the recovery of looted funds was launched with wide international participation.  

Minister of Justice Salar Abdul Sattar stated, during the conference, which was followed by "Nas" (September 15, 2021), that "the conference for the recovery of looted funds aims to confront the theft of public money."      

He added, "There is a weakness in international efforts regarding the recovery of looted funds," explaining that "just as we succeeded in eliminating terrorism, we must confront corruption."      


The Iraqi Minister of Justice stressed "the necessity of recovering the looted funds through international agreements," noting that "our meeting today is an important message that recovering the looted funds is of interest to the state."      

He explained that "the government is determined to recover all of Iraq's money from abroad."      

  

The conference will be held under the auspices of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, with the participation of Arab League President Ahmed Aboul Gheit, a number of justice ministers, heads of judicial councils and supervisory bodies, as well as a number of representatives of Arab associations and organizations, legal, academic and media figures related to the issue of combating corruption.      

Through the conference, Iraq hopes to address important topics related to the issues of recovering looted funds and smuggled assets, finding ways to facilitate their recovery operations, and preventing the provision of safe environments and havens for them.      

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Saleh: Iraq is heading towards recovery and its presence is important in the region and the world is required to deal with the corruption file
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, confirmed, on Wednesday, that fighting corruption and recovering looted funds is a necessary step to combat terrorism and extremism.


According to the presidential statement, {Al-Furat News} received a copy of it: Justice, heads of Arab Judicial Councils, representatives of legal organizations and personalities who participated in the work of the International Conference on "Recovering Stolen Funds" in Baghdad.
Saleh welcomed the guests in Baghdad and their attendance at the conference for the recovery of looted funds, noting that: "Iraq is heading towards recovery and its presence is important in the region, and its absence for many years from playing its required role in the region due to wars and the conflicts of others is a cause of regret, and it has been reflected in the Arab countries and the region negatively. ".
And between: "Iraq's recovery and strength is recovery and strength for the whole region," stressing "the importance of the conference for the recovery of looted funds," noting that "the big problem facing Iraq and many of our countries is the problem of corruption that erodes our systems, as it represents the political economy of violence and terrorism." .
The President of the Republic noted that: “ISIS and other terrorist organizations relied heavily on corruption funds to perpetuate themselves,” adding that “the Presidency of the Republic submitted a draft law on “recovering the proceeds of corruption,” which includes proactive and deterrent practical measures, and subsequent steps to recover corruption funds through work mechanisms It is based on concluding agreements with countries, enhancing cooperation with specialized international organizations and bodies, and benefiting from successful global experiences to curb this phenomenon.”
He added, "Corruption is a phenomenon that transcends sects, nationalities and borders, and it is a coherent and interdependent system, and a large part of the violence that afflicted Iraq is linked to financial corruption networks of smuggling and illegal trade," noting that "fighting extremism and terrorism and establishing the foundations of stability in the country can only be done." By confronting corruption as we have faced terrorism.”
Saleh stressed, "The world is required to deal with the file of corruption and illegal wealth, just as the file of terrorism was dealt with militarily," explaining that "one of the main reasons for what happened in Afghanistan is due to the corruption that afflicted the Afghan regime, which has lost legitimacy."
He also: “the need for there to be consensus and Arab, regional and international work contexts in order to combat this dangerous scourge,” expressing “his hope that the results of the Baghdad Conference to recover the looted funds will turn into practical results and legal and actual procedures,” noting that Iraq’s success in this The effort will have a positive impact on the whole region."

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Determining the conditions for the success of recovering Iraqi funds from abroad
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The political analyst, Talib Karim, identified the conditions for the success of the conference to recover Iraqi money smuggled abroad.
 

Karim said; The “State Dialogue” program broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel on Wednesday evening said that “we are still preparing the recommendations of the conference, but it took its legitimacy in the presence of the United Nations and some countries,” stressing “the need for legal understandings relative to the laws of countries.”
He added, "One of the problems raised by the head of the Integrity Commission is the dual nationality and the integration of funds into the economies of these countries close to Iraq that need cooperation."
Karim explained, "We need cooperation with the assets and property of this looted money, and these recommendations will not be achieved into a practical reality unless there are political understandings and consensus, and this does not exist.
 If there was clear transparency, the smuggled numbers would appear for everyone, and if there were laws that work with international numbers to reveal a lot."
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Karim said, "It is not possible to give up part of the smuggled money to countries, as it is public money and belongs to the people, and perhaps common sense is that we should sit with these countries openly and present them legally." 
The political analyst concluded, "We need to conclude economic deals with the countries in which the smuggled Iraqi money is deposited and a time factor conditional on the existence of Iraqi environmental conditions consistent with the decision."

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Legal Adviser: Recovering the looted funds requires legislation and activation of the Board of Financial Supervision
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} Legal Adviser, Abdul Sattar Ramadan, stressed the need for legislation and activation of the Office of Financial Supervision to recover the looted funds.
 

Ramadan said; For the {State Dialogue} program, “Corruption in Iraq has become an integrated and complex system, and we need a clear and explicit political will to root out corruption.
He added, "The current Iraqi money recovery conference is protocol, and the problem with looted money is of two types during the time of the previous regime, and it is known, and the money that was looted after 2003, which is more and the largest looted from the Arab region over a period of 100 years, and equivalent to nearly 1000 billion dollars fled, which calls for a serious stand from the symbols Politicians and these are well-known and do not need a statement."
 Ramadan called for "the concerted efforts of the Ministry of Justice and Foreign Affairs and the competent authorities to provide a real guarantee to countries that do not want to return the looted money and not to smuggle it again, and to contract with legal accounting firms that understand the laws of these countries."
He also stressed, "the need for legal legislation in Iraq to motivate citizens to report the money looted at home and abroad and to determine the percentage of informants."
And Ramadan indicated, "The Office of Financial Supervision is not activated in a way that enables it to address the fight against corruption, and the smuggled money is done in public and legal ways, and the laws of Iraq are applied in a way that stifles small employees and is loose for big heads.
We need to reconsider many Federal Court decisions regarding financial and administrative corruption."

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A candidate for the forces of the state: The smuggling of Iraq's money continues, and an Arab experience can be used to recover it
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The candidate of the National State Forces Alliance for Baghdad, Zulfikar Hussein, announced the continuation of smuggling Iraqi money, while he suggested benefiting from an Arab experience to retrieve it.
 

Hussain said; The program (Dialogue of the State) broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel tonight, that "the process of recovering the looted funds is technical and political," explaining, "Following up the smuggled money requires a political decision and an effective technical idea away from the bureaucracy and state institutions mired in corruption to deal with this file."   
 He stressed, "the need to repeat the experiences of countries regarding the recovery of smuggled money, the closest of which is the Tunisian experience, which lasted only 6 months, and we also need to conclude deals with countries to invest the smuggled money."  
Hussein explained, "It is possible to submit the Iraqi state documents relating to the smuggled money to foreign companies that have experience with the laws of the countries where the money is stored."   
 He pointed out that "there are no real statistics and figures for the smuggled money outside Iraq, which is still smuggled by government decisions and official bills through sectors, most of which are recreational."
And Hussein said, "One of the officials caused the loss of a government department with approximately 110 billion dinars, and it is necessary to address the administrative system of the Iraqi state, and then we can solve the problems one by one."
However, he added, "Corruption in Iraq is an integrated mafia, and the importance of taking an agreed political decision and giving the Prime Minister the powers to implement it." 
Hussein concluded, "The smuggled money will not be returned by laws, committees, conferences and seminars, but by a unified political decision, and the state's options are available by taking political support from the leaders of the blocs." 

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The Egyptian Minister of Justice, Omar Marawan, confirmed that his country's government will not hesitate to help Iraq by recovering its looted money if it is in Egypt.

"The money recovery conference that was held (yesterday) in Baghdad is important to discuss an issue that concerns all peoples and Arab countries, which is the issue of recovering looted funds, that is, the people's money smuggled abroad," Marwan said in a statement reported by Rudaw and seen by "Al-Iqtisad News."

He added that the importance of the conference comes from the fact that it "attempts to find mechanisms that activate the joint Arab cooperation, so that it returns the smuggled looted funds and returns those involved with these funds so that they may be tried in a fair trial for the crimes they committed against their peoples and countries."

The Egyptian Minister of Justice stressed that any "looted money found in" Egypt, the government, will not hesitate to assist the brotherly State of Iraq in recovering their money, and we will not delay in helping it.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the International Conference for the Recovery of Stolen Funds was launched in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

At the opening of the conference, Minister of Justice Salar Abdul Sattar Muhammad said, "The conference for the recovery of looted funds aims to confront the theft of public money," adding that "there is weakness in international efforts regarding the recovery of looted funds."

According to the Minister of Justice, just as Iraq succeeded in eliminating terrorism, "we have to confront corruption," stressing "the need to recover the looted funds through international agreements."

Muhammad pointed out that "our meeting today is an important message that recovering the looted funds is of interest to the state," revealing the government's determination to recover all of Iraq's money from abroad.

In turn, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, described corruption and terrorism as "two sides of the same coin," noting that "corruption was present when society was plunged into sectarian fighting."

The Prime Minister considered that "the path to a rational state begins with frankness with our people about the diseases that led to the decline of a great country like Iraq," adding that "we set from the beginning our primary goal in fighting corruption."

According to Al-Kazemi, he formed a "special anti-corruption committee that carried out its duty with the Integrity Commission, the judicial authorities, and the Ministry of Justice and Financial Control," stressing that "the committee revealed, within one year, corruption files that were not revealed for 17 years, and recovered money looted from abroad."

According to Al-Kazemi, the committee was subjected to "attacks and false accusations, the aim of which was to frustrate it and thwart its work," stressing that "there is no place for frustration and retreat."

For his part, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, considered the conference to recover looted funds an "important opportunity to combat corruption."

According to Aboul Gheit, "the most important achievement achieved is an Arab anti-corruption agreement in 2010," adding that "the Arab anti-corruption agreement was formed in support of the United Nations convention."

He pointed out that "confronting corruption is very complex and requires continuous cooperation."

To that, the head of the Integrity Commission and the head of the looted funds recovery fund, Alaa Jawad, considered the conference an "important step to recover Iraq's money," expressing his hope that the conference would lead to "recommendations to return the looted funds."

Jawad accused that "some countries are incubators and stand an obstacle in returning the looted funds," adding that "Iraq is still suffering from the lack of cooperation of countries in recovering the money," adding that "dual citizenship is resorted to by some officials with investment and corruption."

 
 
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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said: The Anti-Corruption Committee has disclosed files that have not been disclosed for 17 years, indicating that corruption and terrorism are two sides of the same coin. General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, with the participation of ministers, heads of judicial councils and anti-corruption bodies in Arab countries and international figures.
Al-Kazemi added in his speech during the conference: “I welcome you, brothers, to your important conference on recovering looted funds due to corruption, as honorable guests in the land of Mesopotamia in Baghdad, which has suffered what it has suffered because of corruption, smuggling and looting of Iraq’s bounties over the past decades,” noting that “corruption Money smuggling is a serious disease that affects any society, and any country, if the risks of this disease are not dealt with seriously and responsibly, by taking measures to combat corruption and eliminate waste, smuggling and disregard for the capabilities of peoples.
He continued, "We admit that this disease has plagued our country for decades, as billions of dollars were stolen and smuggled during the era of the previous dictatorial regime, and unfortunately after 2003, founding mistakes allowed corruption to worsen in a more dangerous way, and some took advantage of the security chaos and legal loopholes to steal people's money. and transferring it outside Iraq," he said, noting that "corruption and the recovery of the Iraqi people's money smuggled out of Iraq are a priority for the current government."
He added, "Corruption and terrorism are two sides of the same coin, and corruption and dissipation of the state's capabilities and capabilities are explicit terrorism, and corruption paved the way for ISIS gangs to desecrate the land of Iraq," explaining that "corruption was present when an attempt was made to plunge society into a false sectarian conflict, the first and last goal of which is looting." money, and corruption was present in the weakening of state institutions, and in choosing the wrong person in the right place in all institutions, just as corruption was the twin gangs of ISIS and its backers as they oppressed Iraqis.”
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The conclusion of the work of the looted funds recovery conference, and {Euphrates News} publishes its recommendations
  
{Local: Al Furat News} The Federal Integrity Commission disclosed the outcomes and recommendations of the International Conference for the Recovery of Stolen Funds held in Baghdad for the period from 15 to 16/9/2021, explaining that the conference came out with a number of important recommendations, the most prominent of which was the demand to form an international bloc; To urge the countries custodians of the smuggled assets to cooperate and to identify the countries that abstain from them.

In the final statement of the conference held under the auspices of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and in the presence of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and in the presence of Arab judges and ministers of justice, the head of the Commission, Judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi, said that the purpose of its meeting is to find the best and easiest way to recover the looted money from countries The Arab results resulting from the rampant corruption in some institutions of those countries, and the implementation of the procedures for establishing an international judiciary specialized in corruption cases and money recovery, pointing out that what is stolen and wasted from the looted money is the people’s money and not the money of the rulers and ruling regimes, pointing out that the constitutional principles that Arab constitutional principles necessitate Protect the wealth of future generations and preserve it from tampering. 

And he stressed the keenness of the Republic of Iraq, by holding this conference, to benefit from the best and beneficial global and Arab experiences in the field of combating corruption, especially the file of recovering smuggled funds, in which scientific research and research papers presented in its themes and sessions addressed the methods of treatments, and what are the ways to be followed. In order to gain access to the looted funds that the political influence managed to cover up, and to provide safe havens for them in some countries under the headings, including: investment and other forms such as money laundering and laundering.

He noted the best experiences presented during the conference in recovering funds, through which they discussed the method of criminal prosecution of the corrupt, the administrative methods used in bilateral agreements between states, and ways to resort to civil justice; To demand the recovery of money laundered through fraud, and to prosecute the corrupt who have caused damage to public facilities by committing corruption crimes.

The activities of the second day of the conference sessions witnessed a review and discussion of a group of research and working papers submitted to the axes of (the Iraqi experience and international cooperation in the field of looted funds recovery) and (international experiences and practices in recovering looted funds). The sessions of the first axis were chaired by the Vice President of the Federal Integrity Commission, Dr. ( Mazhar Turki Abd), and to enrich the two axes; They were presented with research, studies and working papers, including the research paper submitted by the Director-General of the Recovery Department at the Commission, Dr. (Moataz Faisal Al-Abbasi), tagged (the Iraqi experience and international cooperation in recovering looted), during which he discussed the experience of the Iraq Funds Recovery Fund, reviewing the contents of the Iraqi experience in recovering funds. The convicts, and the accompanying successes and difficulties, as well as the papers contained in the two axes that shed light on the best Arab and international experiences in recovering money and convicts and prosecuting the proceeds of corruption. 

International pressure conglomerate industry; To work with the countries that are custodians of looted funds and assets, and whose refusal to cooperate is confirmed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter Five of the UN Convention against Corruption; In order to push it to cooperate to return the money and the convicted persons, provided that the bloc seeks to use all national and international procedures, including the formation of international courts specialized in the issue of recovery, and the issuance of a bulletin on countries that refrain from providing assistance, as well as emphasizing the principle of good faith in implementing international legal obligations in The field of recovering looted funds, and what is required for the return of illegally obtained funds and assets to the country requesting recovery, and the assistance of international research institutions concerned with the recovery of looted funds, and the assistance of international research institutions and legal offices to obtain technical support in the field of recovering looted funds, expediting the activation of the provisions of the two UN conventions And Arabic to combat

The full text of the recommendations made by the conference can be viewed.. Click here

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Shafaq News/ The Deputy Head of the Iraq Funds Recovery Fund, Moataz Al-Abbasi, revealed on Thursday that about $38 million in Iraqi funds were recovered abroad.

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, is hosting the work of the second day of the International Conference for the Recovery of Stolen Funds and Smuggled Assets, under the auspices of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, with wide international participation.

Al-Abassi told Shafaq News Agency, "The fund owns files related to individuals and not to a state, and there is the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and the Arab World Anti-Corruption Convention, both of which include texts and a mechanism for how to obtain and recover the looted funds and return them to the state treasury."

He added that "during the period of its establishment, the fund was able to recover funds from some countries, including 65 thousand dollars from Jordan, 25 million and 942 thousand dollars from Germany, while 11 million and 915 thousand euros were recovered from Spain."

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The state and the bet to recover the looted money

Saturday 18 September 2021 147The state and the bet to recover the looted money

 

Ali Hassan Al-Fawaz

The talk of recovering the looted funds remains a subject of widespread controversy among the political and economic stakeholders, because it is a complex and open file on the one hand, in addition to the fact that we have seen the interaction of procedures at multiple levels, legal, diplomatic, political, and even security, on the other hand.
Well, the Federal Integrity Commission did, with great governmental support, for holding its own conference on the recovery of looted funds, and for ensuring Arab and international participation, because raising public opinion on this neglected matter for eighteen years puts everyone in front of great responsibilities, at the level of the world, and at the level of the responsibilities of the Council The next parliament and the Council of Ministers, and in the direction that makes it a national affair, concerns the state’s right to recover the people’s money looted, by the former regime, or by the owners of the files of smuggling public money, corruption and money laundering.
What was revealed during the conference sessions is truly disheartening, not because it revealed a weakness in controlling the management of the national wealth file, and only facilitating its smuggling, but also because of the weakness of control procedures, and even the weakness of diplomatic effectiveness, as well as the weakness of coordination with the International Police / Interpol, as well as poor coordination with the International Police / Interpol. Managing files related to economic agreements, project completion, weak oversight over them, and problems of banking control over financial affairs.
In the face of these complications, the need for effective and real measures appears to be one of the matters that require an exceptional effort, at the level of knowing the volumes of those smuggled funds, the mechanisms through which they were smuggled, who were the parties that carried out the smuggling, and through which fragile circles?, and identifying the countries that colluded with Smugglers and accepting "black money"On the other hand, the international legal environment should be invested at the level of Security Council resolutions related to money smuggling and money laundering, as well as at the level of coordination with the relevant countries for the purpose of finding operational and legal frameworks for their recovery. The matter does not mean being silent about it. Rather, securing legal documents, defining charges, and coordinating with international companies specialized in this regard, as well as expanding the Iraqi diplomatic effort, and adopting Iraq’s participation in many international treaties, will be a pressure factor to create an appropriate, effective and even deterrent environment for dealing With this file, and in a way that reflects the reality of Iraq's recovery of its realism, identity and prestige, the talk of recovering looted funds and antiquities would be an image corresponding to the new Iraqi state.   
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 Baghdad: Muhannad Abd al-Wahhab
Specialists in the Fund for the Recovery of Stolen and Smuggled Funds at the Commission of Integrity stated that the recovery of funds depends on the principle of international cooperation and solidarity and under the umbrella of legal frameworks and agreements between countries, indicating that these funds, which amount to tens of billions of dollars, include smuggled before and after 2003.
The Director General of the Recovery Department and Vice President of the "Iraq Funds Recovery Fund" in the Integrity Commission, Moataz Faisal Al-Abbasi, said in an interview with Al-Sabah: "The Fund faced many challenges, including the lack of a budget until mid-2021, and during its founding period, it was able to recover from Jordan." 65 thousand dollars in cooperation with the competent and legal authorities, in addition to the recovery of nearly 12 million euros from Spain in cooperation with the competent legal authorities.
He pointed out that "the fund was able, with another effort, to recover nearly $26 million from Germany in cooperation with the competent authorities," noting that "there is a United Nations convention against corruption at the international level and the Arab Convention against Corruption, and their mechanisms stipulate how to recover and obtain money."
For his part, the Director of the Administrative and Financial Authority of the Integrity Commission, Bassem Jassem, told Al-Sabah that "Iraq is a member of the International Anti-Corruption Agreement and is very serious in combating corruption within the framework of Arab and foreign action to return the looted funds," explaining that "the Arab Anti-Corruption Agreement is one of Within its umbrella, the Iraqi Integrity Commission represented by the Recovery Department and the Money Recovery Fund, therefore, the Commission is serious about its work to return the looted funds through diplomatic and other means.
He added that "a lot of the looted money was returned to Iraq in cooperation with the Arab League protocol represented by the International Police, and a group of smuggled money was returned, and the Law of the Recovery Fund allows the informant and the holder of the money to return it in accordance with the Money Recovery Fund Law."
He explained that "the most cooperating countries with Iraq in returning its looted money are the countries surrounding it, and there is no clear size and accurate statistics for these funds because they were registered in fictitious names at the time of the previous regime," and indicated that "the recovery of money is not only related to cash money, but to real estate, stocks and companies, i.e. It's two types of money smuggled by people."
While the Director-General of the Legal Department at the Ministry of Justice, Hanan Munther Nassif, indicated in an interview with "Al-Sabah", that "working to return the looted funds requires international, regional and local solidarity, and that the convening (the conference for the recovery of looted funds) in Baghdad came based on the implementation of the decisions of the Council of Ministers. Arab Justice and within the program (the Arab Center for Legal and Judicial Research) of the Council of Arab Justice Ministers.
She stressed that "there is a great difficulty in tracing the looted funds, because they entered the economies of those countries, many of which have refrained from cooperating and coordinating with Iraq to reveal these funds."
In a related context, a member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Sabah Talobi said: "There is a committee on the issue of recovering looted funds and it is reinforced by the issuance of a law (from where did you get this?), which had an important impact," noting that "in the next stage, it will be one of the important laws in many Among the matters that pertain to internal funds, while external funds are divided into two parts: pre-2003 funds and post-2003 funds.
He added to (INA) that "the money before 2003 is very difficult to obtain, as it came out of Iraq belonging to Iraqi citizens who left during the time of the previous regime, and went out to international banks in their personal names, so it is very difficult to pursue these funds, as they are personal funds of an ordinary person." ".
He pointed out that "the money after 2003 and smuggled outside the country requires real effort, high-level investigators, and effective intelligence intervention, and it is possible to pursue them and follow up on their families, given that these people were occupying positions within the Iraqi government and fled with these funds."
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When the world goes digital the Powers that be will know where every nickel goes or went.... even ole tater heads stolen money will be digitalized wherever it is! If they can determine where it went he won't be able to spend it without someone knowing what he spent it on.. Billion dollar accounts probably stick out like a sore thumb. It's pretty hard to spread out 40 or 50 billion, unless it's in some kind of Trust account, who knows? :twocents:

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Ammar al-Jader,
because unfortunately no one follows what is happening on the ground in terms of illegal practices and behaviors at the hands of officials in state institutions that have turned into a biting king for this party or that, or this group or that, or even this arrogant individual, who is supposed to be The most careful and committed to the laws of the ethics of public responsibility, but unfortunately it is noted that many of those concerned with public affairs, and even the judiciary are silent about what they see and witness of injustice and theft for fear of their situation, as they say, because they fear the oppression of the dominant corrupt groups!.. The
funny and crying thing is that more A saying repeated by those concerned (Annie Shaleh)!! What end do you and others expect, and you wish and do not??
The political forces claim that they are waiting for the end of this corrupt person through displacement or disease, while the citizen is affected by oppression, humiliation, despair, pressure and drunkenness while he watches the rumen of the corrupt responsible that grows.. The rabbit knot remains in control of everyone and many rejoice in the talk of eliminating corruption and the corrupt without doing anything.
Most of the citizens, and those involved in political work in particular, are not yet aware that the cause is not only in the corrupt and his supporters, but in their ignorance and silence without
a single hair shaken by them.. The culture of fighting the corrupt in various ways and extracting what they looted from public money, which is the money of the people, is priority No. One of the Al-Fateh Alliance, and it is running in the elections with a responsible spirit, reinforced by a bright biography of defending the homeland and citizens, their lives and their future.

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