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What kind of investment makes Qatar pay $1B for Iraq?

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Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani shakes hand with Iraq's President Barham Saleh in Doha, Qatar January 10, 2019. The Presidency of the Republic of Iraq Office
Iraqi activists mocked the news saying that Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is ready to invest $1 billion for reviving the infrastructure in Iraq.

They said that the $1-billion investment would be an investment in terrorist activities.

Referring to Doha's role in sending huge funds to Iraq for militias to allegedly freeing the Qatari royal hostages, the activists said that the alleged investments will be for the same purpose.

They said that Doha is planning to send $1 billion to Iran's militias in Iraq, in the pretext of investing in infrastructure, adding that Doha knows that IMIS offices are controlling the economic situation.

In an odd move, President Barham Salih visited Doha past Thursday, on top of a government delegation.

Tamim received Salih, who has paid a visit last week to Ankara to meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyib Erdogan.

During the meeting, Tamim renewed his country’s support to Iraq on political and security levels, asserting his serious will to develop the Qatari-Iraqi relations and boosting Iraq’s stability and prosperity.

Halboosi's plan

Many Iraqi observers thought that the reconstruction plan proposed by Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halboosi to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the latter's visit to Iraq is just a malicious plan to use the US money in other evil fields.

told Pompeo earlier that the only solution to re-impose security, especially in the Sunni areas, and to combat ISIS is to give the Iraqi government the reconstruction funds. He also demanded that American and international companies invest in Iraq.

Observers said that this deceptive plan will not be able this time to fool the Sunni Iraqis. They stressed that Halboosi and the Iranian government want to obtain the reconstruction funds to allocate them, according to the Qatari-Iranian plan, to ISIS and the White Flags group.

Securing Sunni areas simply needs to increase the number of US troops in these areas and the involvement of NATO and the Arab coalition in the operations of maintaining security inside Iraq up to the borders with Kurdistan, the observers added.

Restoring security and stability in Iraq can be achieved by working to build a new administrative area for Sunni Iraqis and forming an international committee to receive the reconstruction funds, observers said, adding that the committee should not hand the funds to any Iraqi official.

They added that all Iraqi officials now follow the Iranian-Qatari axis.
Last Modified: Saturday، 12 January 2019 12:52 AM
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