Iran’s Assets in Iraq’s Oil and Shipping Industry: State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and AFAQ, a Private Iraqi Cartel

The State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), Iraq’s national company charged with the exclusive authority to supervise the trade, sale, and export of the country’s oil is central to Iran’s exploitation of the Iraqi economy

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Iran’s Exploitation of the Central Bank of Iraq and Banking Sector

Through powerful Iraqi Shi’a militias, political allies, and a web of business networks, Iran has long utilized the Iraqi banking sector as a main artery for its economic activity in Iraq.

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The Pied Piper of Germany drowns Europe in the Persian Gulf

The German Major league of conglomerates is well represented in Iran and it stands to reason, that they are the ones to call the shots. No wonder that the Wirtschaftswunder, led by companies like Siemens, Krupp and BASF, will want to

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