The war on corruption begins with the investigation of Iraq’s prime ministers after 2003

The war on corruption begins with the investigation of Iraq’s prime ministers after 2003, and their blocs want a full-scale war

2017/11/24 16:01

The war on corruption begins with the investigation of Iraqs prime ministers after 2003Baghdad today – Baghdad

The next phase, after the elimination of an organization based on the ground on the ground, according to the news from Baghdad, to pursue corruption, starting with the removal of the top heads, and not the end of access to money smuggled out of Iraq, and those responsible for smuggling.

After the Iraqi government announced its intention to wage a campaign against corruption and described it as “no less dangerous than the organization of a preacher,” the wind stormed the former governor of Baghdad Salah Abdul Razzaq, who was abandoned by his party (Dawa Party), hours after the speech of the Prime Minister, Abadi, during which he stressed that the post-urging will not be like the stage that preceded him, to separate Abdul Razzaq from his party because of “suspicions of corruption” hovering around him.

The decision of the Dawa party coincided with the dismissal of Abdul Razzaq with the leak of a warrant issued last June against the former governor of Salahuddin, Raed Jubouri, on charges of damage to public money, but parliamentary sources confirmed that the charge is “the disappearance of about 58 billion Iraqi dinars” of the funds of the province.

In the same context, the newspaper “Okaz” Saudi Arabia, said 21 international investigators will arrive in Baghdad at the end of this month, to open the files of corruption of former prime ministers, both Nuri al-Maliki and Iyad Allawi and Ibrahim al-Jaafari, as part of Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s plan to fight corruption, Expression.

“Investigators will arrive on the basis of a memorandum of understanding signed by the Iraqi government with the United Nations last week,” noting that “investigators have been given the authority to investigate former prime ministers are: Iyad Allawi (2004 – 2005) and Ibrahim Jaafari (2005-2006) And Nuri al-Maliki (2006-2014), as well as other former ministers. ”

At a time when a number of MPs announced their support for the war on corruption, standing by the money and bringing the corrupt to justice, they stressed that the campaign should not exclude anyone.

Iyad Allawi’s bloc with efforts

“The fight against corruption does not include former ministers in the time of the government of Nuri al-Maliki, Iyad Allawi, and Ibrahim al-Jaafari, but only all former and current officials,” said the deputy of the National Coalition, Qais al-Shathir.

He added that “the Iraqi people with such a war, and that the main slogan of Abadi was to fight corruption and recover looted money, so he must prove his seriousness and credibility in the recovery of Iraqi funds.”

The MP from the mass of Iyad Allawi, the former Prime Minister, that “the file of fighting terrorism and the file of the Kurdistan referendum to open the file to fight corruption,” noting that “Abadi proved to be a man of state and well-being through the liberation of the land and deal wisely with the file of the Kurds.”

He stressed the need to “audit expenditures every end of the year, but the previous government dealt with this issue very cold,” while calling for “dealing with the file of corruption with all the same level and accuracy and firmness to recover the money of Iraqis.”

Jaafari: We will stand with Abadi to fight corruption

On his part, the MP from the parliamentary reform bloc, Tawfiq al-Kaabi, in an interview with (Baghdad today), that “his bloc does not oppose the opening of files of former ministers during the time of Ibrahim al-Jaafari,” noting: “We demanded in the House of Representatives to open all corrupt files began from Political symbols “.

The deputy of the Ibrahim al-Jaafari bloc, the current foreign minister and former prime minister, that “the second battle of Iraq will be with corruption, and we will win as we have won on terrorism,” stressing that “the reform trend with any file opens and will support Abadi in all his steps in this direction.”

He explained that “the file of corruption has the support of the religious authority and the Iraqi people, in order to move towards a prosperous and stable Iraq free of the scourge of corruption, which permeated the institutions of the state.”

The state of law calls for the accountability of those responsible for managing state affairs

On the other hand, said member of the House of Representatives Awatif Nima, in an interview with (Baghdad today), “The assessment of the state’s work requires and necessarily fight corruption, in order to promote political stability, economic and social and respond to the aspirations of citizens and aspirations for a free and dignified life.”

She added that “the rule of law with the opening of all files of corruption and oppression in the heads of corrupt whatever they are,” stressing that “the fight against corruption must be in accordance with an impartial and professional investigation to reveal all suspicions of corruption.”

Ne’ama suggested that “limit the wealth of senior officials and know its source by the SAIs, and give broad powers to a single watchdog, which enjoys independence in the control of officials, to prepare periodic reports accessible to citizens of different political and partisan affiliations.

Abadi has formally asked the United Nations to help him reveal the fate of $ 361 billion missing from the country’s budgets between 2004 and 2014, as well as the fate of thousands of projects and investments in the sectors of electricity, housing and agriculture, while other reports say that the theft of public funds in Iraq amounted to About 850 billion dollars.

The Prime Minister said in a speech mid-last month, that “the next war will be against the corrupt,” pointing to “the existence of a partnership between some corrupt and oil smugglers of Kurdistan,” he said.

“We have discovered a partnership between some corrupt and Kurdistan oil smugglers,” he said, adding that “we are working to achieve justice in the distribution of wealth to all regions of Iraq.”

He said on another occasion that “fighting corruption is not a slogan, but is an act to purge the institutions of the corrupt state, and this work is deliberate,” while noting that “we have to distinguish between a simple administrative error and real corruption .. There is indirect corruption is the implementation of projects are not related Importance to the citizen and not a priority of the province, and this led to that the development in the country is not the size of spending. ”