Iraq officials have traded accusations of corruption & open new files, they hide them
New Iraq officials have traded accusations of corruption and open new files, they hide them
23-02-2016 11:00 PM
Paid large files of corruption, in which the involvement of Iraqi officials, some of them to exchange accusations, as revealed new corrupted files were hiding it, at a time when Iraq is going through an economic crisis, due to years of corruption in a number of institutions.
The Integrity Commission has been transmitted, week the past, both Vice-Chairmen of the previous government, Bahaa al-Araji, Saleh al-Mutlaq, and his chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk al-Araji, the Mayor of Baghdad, Naim Abaob, to justice, on charges of graft and career exploitation, which prompted Araji to detect corrupted files precedent was gloss on them, accusing government officials of committing, in a move to defend himself and barter them.
They said, in a press conference at the parliament building, said that the 'oil licensing rounds decades Tzbpt loss of Iraq to about $ 15 billion a year', stressing that 'move complaint about rounds files licenses and corruption, which deluded politicians the people, being not cost per barrel more than two dollars only, while it costs $ 20. "
The former deputy prime minister that the 'licensing rounds caused the loss of Iraq, and wasted money worth $ 13 billion a year', demanding Prime Minister B'cecchel a higher committee to open large files of corruption, oil, such as contracts and files, the Arab summit, weapons and electricity, trade in the previous government ', adding that' knowledge of those involved in the theft of the wealth of Iraq will contribute to save the country. "
He called himself the spokesman of Prime Minister B'shab hands chairman of the integrity Commission, Hassan al-Yassiri ', accusing him of B'astglal body as a Tsagaitih to defend political bloc, and to cover up the corruption files in licensing rounds, which are harmful to certain political bloc belongs Yasiri'.
It was also considered Onh'mn fortiori to the integrity Commission, knowing the reasons that caused the famine and drought in Iraq, and created and signed the contracts (in reference to former Deputy Prime Minister for energy, the current Minister of Education, Hussein al-Shahristani) '.
For its part, considered MP Moussawi, a coalition of law, led by Nuri Maliki, Araji's remarks' attempt to cover inflation illegal his money ', said in a press conference, said that' al-Araji's remarks on oil licensing round, is a threat to the Iraqi economy, and misleading public opinion about inflation illegal his money '.
They pointed out that' the movements of the integrity Commission in detecting corrupt, terrified all corrupt, whom al-Araji, which made them trying to cover up the win over illegal '. it is noteworthy that Iraq is going through a serious economic crisis, because of the great years of corruption in all its institutions, while still large files of corruption in the Iraqi judiciary , which has not taken any decision on it has been held accountable corrupt.
Re: Iraq officials have traded accusations of corruption & open new files, they hide
Arrest the thieves and embezzlers who are plundering Iraq
A garbage collector on a rubbish dump in Erbil, in Iraq’s northern autonomous Kurdistan region. ‘Iraq has become a kleptocracy on a scale unprecedented in modern history, where whole budgets of ministries are siphoned off by a few officials,’ writes Dr Riadh Abed. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters
Letters Tuesday 23 February 2016 14.35 EST
Martin Chulov’s report (‘Everybody is corrupt, from top to bottom. Including me’, 19 February) sadly describes all too accurately the state of Iraq today. Post-invasion Iraq has become a kleptocracy on a scale unprecedented in modern history. Whole budgets of ministries are siphoned off by a few officials, and funds are then transferred into bank accounts and real-estate assets in a range of countries, including Middle Eastern countries such as the UAE and Jordan (which have benefited to the tune of billions of dollars), as well as a number of western countries. Many of the embezzlers are former asylum seekers with western passports, and not a few have British citizenship and are resident in this country. It has been a source of great frustration for Iraqis both within Iraq and abroad who look on helplessly and see these thieves enjoying the fruits of their criminality, living the life of multi-millionaires, when in 2003 most of them survived on state benefits in the countries where they resided.
The US, the UK and other allied countries have a special responsibility to act against the embezzlers who are roaming the world with their passports and who have suddenly acquired riches they could not possibly have done through lawful means. After all, Saddam’s tyrannical regime was toppled by the US-led coalition with the aim of replacing it with a democracy based on the rule of law. What has happened, of course, is something entirely different – and the callously careless attitude of western governments to this has given the impression of western complicity to many (who are already steeped in a culture of conspiracy theories) in Iraq and the Middle East.
Regrettably, so far, neither the media nor the law-enforcement agencies in the UK or elsewhere have taken any action against these super-robbers, some of whom have been convicted by Iraqi courts in absentia. This irresponsible attitude must change. The UK must lead the way in pursuing those embezzlers who are resident in this country and who have acquired sudden riches they could not account for after serving a few years in official posts in Iraq. The most logical initial targets for such action should be those living here and have been convicted by Iraqi courts, but there are many others.
Dr Riadh Abed