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The Global Security News: Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: How Iraq Is Helping Iran Survive US Sanctions – OpEd

By Yigal Chazan*

Iran is attempting to ease the economic pain of US sanctions by
developing closer economic ties with its neighbor Iraq, which could
leave America’s fragile Middle East ally falling increasingly under
Iranian influence.

Iraq sees itself as a regional economic hub, establishing good
trading relations with all its neighbors, and has stressed that it does
not want to be part of any international or regional axes. Yet Tehran’s
growing commercial relations with Baghdad may strengthen the Iranians’
already significant political leverage.

Sweeping US sanctions against Iran imposed last year after
Washington’s withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement – which
granted Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its atomic
energy program – have caused considerable harm to Iranian finances.

The US was critical of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for
failing to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and “malign
influence” across the Middle East. But the Trump administration’s
ability to pressure Iran into addressing these issues as part of a
renegotiation of the nuclear deal may be hindered by gaps in its
sanctions regime.

For Tehran, Iraq’s dependence on Iranian gas, electricity, refined
petroleum products and non-energy exports generates revenue streams that
help it to limit at least some of the economic damage resulting from
American trade and investment restrictions. Washington cannot do much to
reduce Baghdad’s reliance on its neighbor. Pressuring it to do so risks
destabilizing the politically volatile country, just as it recovers
from the devastation wrought by Islamic State.

America has little option but to continue extending sanctions waivers
for Iraqi purchases of Iranian electricity and gas to supply its
generators because of the poor condition of Iraq’s power-generation
facilities. The US wants Baghdad to wean itself off Iranian energy, but
Iraqi officials say it could take several years to find alternative
sources. It may take just as long to fix the country’s electricity
infrastructure.

The critical importance of Iranian energy was underlined last summer
when Iraq’s failure to pay its bills prompted Iran temporarily to shut
off supplies, leaving many Iraqis with limited air conditioning as
temperatures soared. The suspension contributed in part to rioting in the oil-rich yet impoverished Basra region, where locals also protested over corruption and the lack of drinking water and jobs.

Overall, bilateral trade between the two countries is growing. Valued at $12 billion, three quarters comprised Iranian exports
for the period March 2018 to March 2019 – a year-on-year increase of 36
per cent. The sanctions-induced fall in the value of the rial has
contributed to the rise by making Iranian goods cheaper.

Tehran is hopeful that bilateral trade could increase to $20 billion
in the coming years. Iraq is Iran’s second-biggest non-oil export
destination after China, with Iranian merchants reportedly seeing Iraq as potentially replacing Dubai as a conduit through which their international trade could be channelled. Indeed, the Iraqi president Barham Saleh has spoken of his country becoming “the heart of a new Silk Route to the Mediterranean.”

Planned Iraqi-Iranian projects aimed at boosting commercial links
include the setting up of industrial parks along their borders; the
development of the Naft Shahr and Khorramshahr natural gas fields; the
dredging of Shatt al-Arab waterway to facilitate shipping and provide
clean water for Basra province; and the linking of the Iraqi and Iranian
railway networks as part of a wider plan to enable Iran to transport
goods to Syria and its Mediterranean ports.

In order to ensure economic cooperation does not run the risk of violating American sanctions, the two countries are reportedly setting up a non-dollar payment system similar to Europe’s special purpose vehicle, INSTEX, established to allow European companies to do business in Iran without incurring US penalties. Iranian conservatives are said to be pressing
their government to rely more on Iraq than the Europeans. Tehran
appears to be losing hope in the latter engaging, with good reason – the
risks of being penalized by the US are too high for many.

Washington is no doubt monitoring Iran-Iraq business ties closely for sanctions infractions, recently penalizing a Baghdad-based company
for allegedly trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of
weapons to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-backed Iraqi
militias.  Last year, an Iraq-based bank
was sanctioned for alleged involvement in the funneling money on behalf
of the IRGC to Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Iraq does not want
to put its relations with the US at risk by serving as a
sanctions-busting front for Iran, notably informing the Iranians that the planned joint railway project must be under Iraqi supervision and cannot be used to break the US embargo.

Yet the Iraqi government may struggle to curb commercial links with
sanctioned entities in Iran given that the pro-Tehran Fatah Alliance,
representing Iranian-backed Iraqi militias, the Popular Mobilisation
Units, which played a critical role in defeating ISIS, is the
second-largest group in the Iraqi parliament. Significantly, a spokesman
for Fatah condemned the US decision in April to sanction the IRGC.

For the US, there is also the risk that if it were to escalate its
conflict with Iran, Tehran might enlist its allies in Iraq to trigger a
proxy war against American interests, unraveling efforts to stabilize
the country. In May, as tension between Washington and Tehran rose over
attacks on Saudi oil tankers and energy infrastructure, non-essential US diplomatic staff in the country were evacuated. Days later, a rocket hit a government compound in the center of Baghdad where foreign government offices, including the US embassy, are based.

Iraqi politicians are divided over the country’s ties with Iran.
Fatah’s rival is Sairoon, part of the largest coalition in parliament,
led by the nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is vehemently opposed
to both American and Iranian influence in the country. But given the
strong likelihood that US sanctions against Tehran will deepen, Iran
will probably look to expand its economic ties with Iraq to offset the
impact of the embargo. And given the poor state of its economy, Baghdad
would be in no position to resist.

At present, the Iraqi government is trying to remain as even-handed
as possible in its dealings with the US and Iran, though in time greater
reliance on the latter may tip the balance of power in Iraq in favor of
pro-Iranian factions, especially if the US penalizes more Iraqi
companies for breaking the Iran embargo and restricts, or ends, its
sanctions waivers.

Yigal Chazan is the head of content at Alaco, a London-based business intelligence consultancy. The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect Geopoliticalmonitor.com or any institutions with which the author is associated.

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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: How Iraq Is Helping Iran Survive US Sanctions – OpEd

By Yigal Chazan*

Iran is attempting to ease the economic pain of US sanctions by
developing closer economic ties with its neighbor Iraq, which could
leave America’s fragile Middle East ally falling increasingly under
Iranian influence.

Iraq sees itself as a regional economic hub, establishing good
trading relations with all its neighbors, and has stressed that it does
not want to be part of any international or regional axes. Yet Tehran’s
growing commercial relations with Baghdad may strengthen the Iranians’
already significant political leverage.

Sweeping US sanctions against Iran imposed last year after
Washington’s withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement – which
granted Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its atomic
energy program – have caused considerable harm to Iranian finances.

The US was critical of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for
failing to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and “malign
influence” across the Middle East. But the Trump administration’s
ability to pressure Iran into addressing these issues as part of a
renegotiation of the nuclear deal may be hindered by gaps in its
sanctions regime.

For Tehran, Iraq’s dependence on Iranian gas, electricity, refined
petroleum products and non-energy exports generates revenue streams that
help it to limit at least some of the economic damage resulting from
American trade and investment restrictions. Washington cannot do much to
reduce Baghdad’s reliance on its neighbor. Pressuring it to do so risks
destabilizing the politically volatile country, just as it recovers
from the devastation wrought by Islamic State.

America has little option but to continue extending sanctions waivers
for Iraqi purchases of Iranian electricity and gas to supply its
generators because of the poor condition of Iraq’s power-generation
facilities. The US wants Baghdad to wean itself off Iranian energy, but
Iraqi officials say it could take several years to find alternative
sources. It may take just as long to fix the country’s electricity
infrastructure.

The critical importance of Iranian energy was underlined last summer
when Iraq’s failure to pay its bills prompted Iran temporarily to shut
off supplies, leaving many Iraqis with limited air conditioning as
temperatures soared. The suspension contributed in part to rioting in the oil-rich yet impoverished Basra region, where locals also protested over corruption and the lack of drinking water and jobs.

Overall, bilateral trade between the two countries is growing. Valued at $12 billion, three quarters comprised Iranian exports
for the period March 2018 to March 2019 – a year-on-year increase of 36
per cent. The sanctions-induced fall in the value of the rial has
contributed to the rise by making Iranian goods cheaper.

Tehran is hopeful that bilateral trade could increase to $20 billion
in the coming years. Iraq is Iran’s second-biggest non-oil export
destination after China, with Iranian merchants reportedly seeing Iraq as potentially replacing Dubai as a conduit through which their international trade could be channelled. Indeed, the Iraqi president Barham Saleh has spoken of his country becoming “the heart of a new Silk Route to the Mediterranean.”

Planned Iraqi-Iranian projects aimed at boosting commercial links
include the setting up of industrial parks along their borders; the
development of the Naft Shahr and Khorramshahr natural gas fields; the
dredging of Shatt al-Arab waterway to facilitate shipping and provide
clean water for Basra province; and the linking of the Iraqi and Iranian
railway networks as part of a wider plan to enable Iran to transport
goods to Syria and its Mediterranean ports.

In order to ensure economic cooperation does not run the risk of violating American sanctions, the two countries are reportedly setting up a non-dollar payment system similar to Europe’s special purpose vehicle, INSTEX, established to allow European companies to do business in Iran without incurring US penalties. Iranian conservatives are said to be pressing
their government to rely more on Iraq than the Europeans. Tehran
appears to be losing hope in the latter engaging, with good reason – the
risks of being penalized by the US are too high for many.

Washington is no doubt monitoring Iran-Iraq business ties closely for sanctions infractions, recently penalizing a Baghdad-based company
for allegedly trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of
weapons to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-backed Iraqi
militias.  Last year, an Iraq-based bank
was sanctioned for alleged involvement in the funneling money on behalf
of the IRGC to Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Iraq does not want
to put its relations with the US at risk by serving as a
sanctions-busting front for Iran, notably informing the Iranians that the planned joint railway project must be under Iraqi supervision and cannot be used to break the US embargo.

Yet the Iraqi government may struggle to curb commercial links with
sanctioned entities in Iran given that the pro-Tehran Fatah Alliance,
representing Iranian-backed Iraqi militias, the Popular Mobilisation
Units, which played a critical role in defeating ISIS, is the
second-largest group in the Iraqi parliament. Significantly, a spokesman
for Fatah condemned the US decision in April to sanction the IRGC.

For the US, there is also the risk that if it were to escalate its
conflict with Iran, Tehran might enlist its allies in Iraq to trigger a
proxy war against American interests, unraveling efforts to stabilize
the country. In May, as tension between Washington and Tehran rose over
attacks on Saudi oil tankers and energy infrastructure, non-essential US diplomatic staff in the country were evacuated. Days later, a rocket hit a government compound in the center of Baghdad where foreign government offices, including the US embassy, are based.

Iraqi politicians are divided over the country’s ties with Iran.
Fatah’s rival is Sairoon, part of the largest coalition in parliament,
led by the nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is vehemently opposed
to both American and Iranian influence in the country. But given the
strong likelihood that US sanctions against Tehran will deepen, Iran
will probably look to expand its economic ties with Iraq to offset the
impact of the embargo. And given the poor state of its economy, Baghdad
would be in no position to resist.

At present, the Iraqi government is trying to remain as even-handed
as possible in its dealings with the US and Iran, though in time greater
reliance on the latter may tip the balance of power in Iraq in favor of
pro-Iranian factions, especially if the US penalizes more Iraqi
companies for breaking the Iran embargo and restricts, or ends, its
sanctions waivers.

Yigal Chazan is the head of content at Alaco, a London-based business intelligence consultancy. The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect Geopoliticalmonitor.com or any institutions with which the author is associated.

Eurasia Review

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Joe Biden lays out his foreign policy agenda. The Trump administration issues new rules for asylum seekers. And Julian Assange reportedly had some curious guests at the Ecuadorian embassy. 

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The Agency is concerned declassification of Russiagate-related documents could expose its political agenda.

By Donald Jeffries

A June 30 article by Shane Harris, The Washington Post’s successor to longtime CIA crony George Lardner, reveals that the agency is anxious over the pending declassification of documents associated with the Russian collusion investigation.

The article focused on Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor who supposedly introduced Trump foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos to a woman falsely claiming to be Vladimir Putin’s niece and a man allegedly tied to the Russian foreign ministry. Mifsud would further allege that the Russians had “thousands of emails” containing “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.

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Harris, who is also known to be close to former FBI director James Comey, stressed the theme that Papadopoulos was an intermediary between the Trump campaign and Russia, promoting the idea that Mifsud could easily have been seen as an influential Russian connection, if not a Russian intelligence agent. In the Post article, Harris and two fellow reporters noted: “In Mifsud’s absence, a number of President Trump’s allies and advisers have been floating a provocative theory: that the Maltese professor was a Western intelligence plant. . . . They have promoted the idea that he was working for the FBI, CIA, or possibly British or Italian intelligence. . . . Officials familiar with U.S. intelligence reports told the Post that Mifsud had been identified by intelligence agencies as a potential Russian agent before he met Papadopoulos, an assessment drawn from reporting collected over several years.”

The same day Harris took to Twitter, hammering home the Deep State talking points on this subject. “Officials familiar with U.S. intelligence reports told the Post that Mifsud had been identified by intelligence agencies as a potential Russian agent before he met Papadopoulos, an assessment drawn from reporting collected over several years.” He continued: “So why did we spend so much time on this, and why should you care? Attorney General Barr is now investigating the FBI/Mueller probe of Russian election interference and connections to the Trump campaign. Mifsud was in essence the impetus for that investigation.”

Touting the editorial line of both his newspaper and the entire mainstream media, Harris claimed, “But there is no real evidence that Mifsud was working for the FBI, the CIA, or British intelligence, as has been variously alleged. And while it’s still unclear what role if any he played in the Kremlin’s 2016 campaign, Mifsud’s links to Moscow are real and verifiable.”

Harris called upon the usual Deep State sources in the Post article. “Multiple former intelligence officials in the United States and the United Kingdom said that theory does not make sense.” The article declared emphatically: “John Sipher, a former CIA officer who once ran the agency’s Russia operations, called the idea that Mifsud was a CIA asset who set up Papadopoulos ‘nonsense,’ noting that the CIA is not allowed to target Americans. Steve Hall, who retired in 2015 after 30 years running and managing Russian operations for the CIA, said that in counterintelligence, ‘You can almost never rule anything out completely.’ But he added that Mifsud’s known activities closely parallel longstanding Russian techniques of targeting academic institutions to spot possible recruits and gather information, making it more likely that Mifsud was working with the Russians than a Western intelligence agency.”

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A July 1 analysis from Red State pointed out:

Their reasoning is risible. The idea that the CIA wouldn’t loan an asset to the FBI (this appears to have been the case with Stefan Halper, as we know [Andrew] McCabe flew to London to meet someone who seems a lot like Halper) is laughable on its face. . . . While the Russians do target academic institutions, so, too, do Western agencies. The role of professors as “talent spotters” for intelligence agencies, including the CIA, is well established. The 800-lb gorilla in the room that the Post slides right past is the fact that Mifsud’s primary academic affiliation is with Link Campus University in Rome. Its president is a former Italian interior minister and political and social conservative, and it is rumored, with as much backup proof as anything produced in this Post story, to be affiliated with a Western intelligence service.

Link President Vincenzo Scotti dismissed the notion that his school is a front for the CIA or any other Western intelligence service. “People say stupid things,” he stated. “We have no relationships with the CIA.”

A response to Harris on Twitter was cogent. “‘U.S. intel agencies identified Mifsud as a Russian agent’? Really? Was that when they were sitting in classes at Link campus Rome—where Mifsud taught alongside Claire Smith of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee and member of the UK Security Vetting panel?”

To a disinterested observer, our intelligence agencies lost their credibility a long time ago, and the repeated cries of “Russia! Russia! Russia!” are laughable.

Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of three books currently being sold by AFP Online Store.

 

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