Iraqi PM Accepts Resignation of 6 Cabinet Ministers
by the associated press BAGHDAD - Jul 19, 2016, 1:42 PM ET

The office of Iraq's prime minister says he has accepted the resignation of six cabinet ministers, including the oil and interior ministers.

Announcement came in The a brief statement posted Tuesday on the web page of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .

Interior Minister The, Salem View Mohammed al-Ghabban, resigned Following a massive - central Baghdad Bombing on July 3 That Killed Nearly 300 people. It was later announced that al-Abadi has accepted his resignation. Tuesday's announcement appears to formalize that decision.

Beside the oil minister, al-Abadi accepted the resignation of the ministers of transport, housing, water resources and industry.

Al-Abadi has said that he wanted to break away from the power-sharing formula between political parties and replace some members of his cabinet with non-partisan technocrats to improve the government's much criticized performance.