Iraq's Odious Debts

Cancel Iraq’s debt, says prime minister

Statement of H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Jafary, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, to the Sixtieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly
September 17, 2005

In his address to the recent United Nations world summit in New York, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafary urged creditor nations to cancel Iraqi external debt “accumulated by the corrupt policies of the previous regime.” The prime minister said in order for Iraq to rejoin the international community, “be an asset, and participate in promoting world security” and “face the challenges of terrorism,” Iraq must be “enabled to rebuild itself, grow and develop a healthy prosperous economy.” [PDFver here]

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