Moscow Has No Facts at Hand to Freeze Iraqi Bank Accounts in Russia

Russia has not a single fact at hand to freeze Iraqi accounts at Russian banks, Russian Vice-Premier and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has said. Asked by reporters to comment of the United States' appeal to all countries to freeze Iraqi bank accounts, he said that Washington has not given Russia any official information of such accounts being used for financing terrorism or money laundering.

In line with Russian legislation, these facts can provide the ground for the freezing of bank accounts, stressed the vice-premier.

The matter of Iraqi bank accounts in Russia will be only settled within the Russian legislation, said Alexei Kudrin.