Maliki was still vice president and Kirkuk should be returned to the authority of the central government

07:01: 05/11/2015

Khandan -aaln former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said that "Washington sensitive to the evolution of the Iraqi-Russian relations", as expressed support for the move parliament to withdraw the mandate of the current prime minister Haider al-Abadi, said he still retains his position as deputy president of the republic.

Maliki said in an interview with Russia Today broadcast full on Friday, that "Washington is not serious in eradicating Daash," adding: "I have called on the government to invite Russia for strikes to Daash, there are those who oppose."

He said al-Maliki, said that "Russia has a genuine desire to eradicate terrorism in Syria and Iraq," and that "Russia and Iran are two of the forward support for Iraq after the fall of Mosul," and that "Washington took the role of spectator after the invasion of Daash of Iraq, and was aware of the movements of terrorists."

He pointed out that "there are major countries seeking to divide Iraq, and this project still exists," he added that "the fall of Mosul was a plot hatched by international and regional parties," Maliki confirmed "the need to Kirkuk back under Iraqi central government's authority."

Maliki, for "support for the move to withdraw the mandate of Parliament Abadi accordance with the principle of separation of powers," and said that "the popular crowd forces are rescued from Iraq and the political process after the fall of Mosul."

Maliki also stressed that he still retains his position as Vice President of the Republic, and that the abolition of this post is unconstitutional.