Abadi Office: accusations Defense Secretary seriously and no one is above the law

2016/8/1 21:54

[Oan- Baghdad]

Description Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, accused Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, corruption to Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, and a number of MPs and officials to "serious."

A spokesman for the office, Saad al-Hadithi, in a televised statement, this evening, "there are fears the charges and is dangerous," noting that "investigative boards will characterize the validity of these accusations with evidence and clues."

He pointed out, "The law provides for raising the legal immunity of a deputy accused after the vote on the adjournment," saying "the law is above all and there is no immunity for anyone, and there is a mechanism to lift the immunity but this is premature and the issue is still the Department of accusation and integrity will in question as directed by the Prime Minister ".

The Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, was accused in the interrogation at the parliament session today Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and deputies to exercise extortion to pass arming decades around suspicions of corruption worth millions of dollars.

Obeidi said al-Jubouri, "March political blackmail to pass arming and buy cars decades to be forwarded to those close to him for the purpose of obtaining kickbacks to Iraqi blood Account."

Jubouri strongly denied the accusations and defense minister ", calling it" Palmsarhh to derail the questioning, "declaring that he" intends to sue al-Obeidi to these accusations and hauling raised by the Commission on Public Integrity to investigate them. "

Jubouri said, he will be in court and that he would not preside over the meetings of Parliament until check his innocence of the charges of corruption.

From his part, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Integrity Commission to investigate the allegations raised in the questioning of the Minister of Defence in the House of Representatives hearing today about corrupted files and is cooperating with the verification committees in the House of Representatives on the subject and not one is above the law. "