Category: Iraq’s Odious Debts

De novo in Iraq

(April 22, 2003) The legal and moral basis of those sanctions, debts and contracts [that were imposed upon and executed by the odious and now defunct Baathist dictatorship of Saddam Hussein] went the way of the Hussein regime – they are moot, null and void.

Forgiving Iraq’s Debts

(April 17, 2003)Chairman of the Duma’s Committee on the State Debt and Foreign Assets, Vladimir Nikitin, called the American proposals for debt relief "more than bizarre". Iraq’s debt to Russia – some "well verified and grounded" $8 billion – is not negotiable.