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Few days ago, Donald Trump has declared the final decisions of imposing the United States sanction
on Iran. It can be perspective that, this sanction from hard to hardest has an influence of Iran’s neighborhoods. The Kurdistan region is one of them, because Iran is one of the most priority countries of Kurdistan in its bazaar’s needs and they have commercial exchanges about (6-7) billion USA dollars per year.
Follows the decision of Donald Trump the United States president , the trading activities in boundaries have been reduced. In this case, the Kurdistan region must have to think for consuming substitute trading way because closing the border points, which are the main sources of exchanging the goods has a straight effect on the Kurdish habitations. This has two side impacts on Kurdistan: if carelessly dealt with, Kurdistan will loss, in contrast, this is an vast chance to Kurdistan and Sulaimani to become a trading reciprocity center.
According to the sanctions of America, Gombroon port has been closed for commercial exchanges . Closing the port has disadvantages of Kurdistan because this is an export gate of its oil, thus an amount of Kurdistan revenue has been cut. In an occasion of closing the port, the alternative way is Umm Qasr. From there the goods arrive into the Iraq and then from Kurdistan can send to Iran.
Regards to the sanctions of the United States on Iran, “Kurdistan region deal with the situation under a circle of Iraq” Nechirvan Barzani the Kurdistan prime minster said.
At present, the only gate of Kurdistan region to import goods and needs is Turkey. It necessary for Kurdistan to improve its relations with Iraq and Turkey and looks forward for having alternative ways.
The American consulate in Erbil precisely collect information of the Kurdish directions toward Iran. Meanwhile, the American consulate in Iraq precisely observe the deals of Iraqis with Iran.
The Americans refuse to forgive Kurdistan region’s commercial exchange with Iran in the second economic set of the sanctions, they stated to the Kurdistan authorities and businessmen, however Americans do not want to punish the Kurdish people. On November 22, 2018 Americans visited Erbil for two purposes:
They wanted to understand the investment situation in Kurdistan region to work on and what are the difficulties in front of the investment in the region?
what are the results of the sanctions on Kurdistan after fulfilling the second set.
“There must be quickly make numerous new factors in Kurdistan to receive the agriculture products and shares to Kurdistan bazaars, additionally, build many factors as a replacement for those factors which imports goods from countryside into Kurdistan, for this purpose Americans show their assistance to Kurdistan regional government and share their experiences as well” The Americans said.
The influences of the sanctions mostly can be seen on Sulaimani, 69 percentages of import’s food are from Iran, In Duhok province 65 percentages of the import’s food are from Turkey, and Erbil is fifty from Iran and fifty from Turkey.
The Americans declared information that mostly would be a perception of the near future of events in Kurdistan and Iraq, they said “we are squeezing on the new Iraqi government to solve its problems with the Kurds in a case that increase the revenue of individuals and employments, the plan is having a cooperation and agreements between both governments to solve their problems and make a better life for the Iraqis and the Kurds”.