Obama makes a call to Essawi in response to the arrest of Essawi’s head of his guards
Baghdad (NINA) – Source at the Media Bureau of the Finance Minister’s Media, Refi al-Essawi, said that the Minister received a phone call from US President Barak Obama, in response to the arrest of the head of Essawi guards’ force.
The source added that Obama enquired from Essawi about the case and its complications.
Meanwhile, the source pointed out that the US Ambassador to Iraq, Robert Beecroft, visited Essawi and informed him that the US Embassy has protested to the Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, about the incident.
Earlier in the evening, a military force raided the office of the head of the Minister’s protection force; while the Minister was in his office at the time.