Soon arrest warrants for suspects in the Russian arms deal

Soon arrest warrants for suspects in the Russian arms deal

02/28/2013 (23:00 pm)

Baghdad: Mohammad Sabah

Revealed the Integrity Commission Parliamentary yesterday that former spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh and adviser in the Presidency Abdul Aziz al-Badri more involved in the issue of the arms deal Russia “corrupt”, and confirmed completion of hearing witness testimony regarding the case is about to issue a decision to prosecute those involved with corruption.
And Iraq and Russia signed in October of last year arms deals worth $ 4.2 billion, but soon suspicion administrative and financial corruption on the value of a big deal, and dealt with suspicions government officials involved in the deal.
A member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee-Jawad Alshahyla told to “long” yesterday that “the Integrity Commission sent a letter to inform him of the completion of Parliament to listen to the testimony of witnesses”, stressing that it will issue a decision to prosecute the accused and corrupt Russian arms deal.
He added that the investigation was not completed once and for all, but he noted that one of the most prominent “implicated” Ali al-Dabbagh and Abdul Aziz al-Badri, warning of delays in the investigation of this transaction, which can settle the whole issue.
He Alshahyla that “the Russian side did not abide by reducing this moment to complete the arms deal concluded by the government on the grounds there intruders on this subject, as well as the insistence of the Integrity Commission on the existence of amounts disbursed from Iraq who does not want to disclose this money went.”
And on the news, which reported the existence of secret negotiations conducted by the government with the Russian side about the re-negotiation to complete the arms deal, explained Alshahyla that “the government did not inform the House of Representatives on the functioning of these negotiations, noting that there is a conflict of what the Prime Minister about the continuing contract deal, and what he said regional president After his recent visit to Russia, “it is finished.”
She drew Alshahyla that “there is a problem in some of the deals concluded by the Ministry of Defence order processing army weapons that shrouded waste of money that goes mostly into the pockets of some of the officers, calling for the formation of the arm attached to the Council of Representatives to tighten control on these deals that marred lot of confusion and corruption “.
For her part, State of Law bloc continued negotiations Iraqi Russian in order to complete a deal on Russian arms, and an MP from the bloc Abbas al-Bayati said in an interview with the “long” that a deal on Russian arms “is an urgent need for the country to protect its territory from external interference and of terrorism and other , noting that “the Russian and Iraqi sides recently agreed to proceed with the completion of this transaction.”
He pointed out that “all hype and exaggerations that talk about this deal and politically motivated goal not equip the Iraqi army with weapons,” he said, calling the House of Representatives to “allocate sufficient budget for the Defense Department to have been able to complete this transaction.”
The government signed during a visit by Prime Minister to both Russia and the Czech Republic on 12 October last arms contracts worth four billion dollars to buy combat aircraft and maintenance workshops armored Iraqi army.
But arms deals provoked mixed reactions from the political blocs, and soon revealed to the Integrity Committee in the parliament about the existence of cases of administrative and financial corruption in the deal through the receipt of a number of senior officials in the government commission for the signing of the financial transaction.

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