Maliki’s son among defendants with Russian arms deal corruption

Vice chest: Maliki’s son among defendants with Russian arms deal corruption

Sunday, November 25 2 / November 2012 04:43

Vice chest: Maliki’s son among defendants with Russian arms deal corruption

[Baghdad – where]

MP for the Liberal block of the Sadrist movement, Mohammad Reza al-Khafaji, that among the defendants with Russian arms deal corruption, Ahmed al-Maliki, the son of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

He told all of Iraq [where], “The suspicions of corruption in the arms deal with Russia and received the names of Ahmed al-Maliki the prime minister’s son, Ali al-Dabbagh, spokesman for the government, and deputy Izzat Shabandar leader of the coalition of state law.”

Khafaji said “corruption is rife in all state institutions, and even in the offices of the heads of the Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani and parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi.”

He pointed out that “if the government continues to deal with public money in this way, the Liberal People’s Congress will be at the forefront of rebelling and demanding return people’s rights to their owners.”

A source in the investigative parliamentary committee in the arms deal with Russia, revealed prevent government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh from entering the cabinet.

The source [where] that “a decision of the prime minister to prevent Skinner from entering the cabinet for being accused President the issue of corruption in the Russian arms deal.”

He added that “al-Dabbagh received an offer includes two options as a way out of this issue, the first to be ambassador to Iraq in any country in the world, or leave Iraq without dogged any consequences due to the charges against him in the arms deal”, without explaining who asked him two options.

The source indicated that “al-Dabbagh rejected both options, and attributed this to the Islamic Dawa Party, which is headed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, was his hostility meant by these two options, and after agreeing to one of them, monopolizing it and chasing it after that.”

He pointed out that “after the rejection of al-Dabbagh, started talking and referring to his wealth and funds owned by, and that turned out to be worth $ 20 million, and seek to investigate how earned it.”

The government has been to a lot of criticism because of the delay in action to arrest those involved arms deal with Russia, after being exposed their names by the Russian side, and is not to move to the other defendants so far.

The Iraqi government has concluded a number of arms deals with the State of Russia and the Czech Republic during a visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to them, and Kurdistan Alliance expressed concern large arms deals concluded by the Federal Government with these two countries.

The government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Wednesday in a statement read at a press conference in the parliament building his innocence of the charges against him of involvement in corruption in deals reinforcing Russian, stressing wakes Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for these suspicions weeks before signing contracts deal , saying: “I first alerted the Prime Minister to the possibility that there are suspicions of corruption relating to a transaction arms assumed before traveling to Russia forty days,” adding, “The response of the Prime Minister firm as commander in chief of the armed forces and is keen to maintain the integrity of the military institution and its reputation and all What relates to dispel any suspicion and to preserve and protect public money. ”

And denied Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki hours after the announcement by al-Dabbagh, said in a statement to his office, that “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki denies that Ali al-Dabbagh had told him there what he called suspicions of corruption in the arms deal with the Russian side or assigned any task on this matter.”

Documents released by a Russian official that Iraq signed contracts with the Russian side arm in important areas worth more than $ 4 billion. Ended 2