65 Iraqi MPs want Obeidiís sacking

Aug 16, 2016

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. File photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad Ė Iraqi Member of Parliament said that 65 Iraqi lawmakers on Tuesday called for sacking Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi.

ďTotal 65 MPs from different political blocs have signed a petition demanding for the sacking al-Obeidi,Ē said MP Hanen Qado.

The move came one day after around 200 MPs said they were unconvinced with the ministerís answers during a parliamentary inquiry into corruption allegations. Qado expects that the Defense Minister should be fired by next week.

ďThe majority of lawmakers want to expel the Defense Minister,Ē he said.