Ghanimi appointment as defense minister and the agency instead of al-Obeidi

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 21:44

Was appointed commander of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Monday, Osman Ghanimifard Army Chief of Staff [agency] and the acting defense minister instead of Khalid al-Obeidi, who pulled him confidence in the House of Representatives, according to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

It is said that Osman Ghanimifard, team corner, was commander of the operations of the Middle Euphrates, and after the removal of Babacar Zebari of the presidency of the General Staff, was appointed acting instead Zebari.

The House of Representatives had voted in its meeting last Thursday, by secret ballot, on the withdrawal of confidence from Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, after the sound of an earlier time limit on dissatisfaction with answers being questioned on charges of corruption, which was held earlier this month of August, and he accused the House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and deputies from the coalition the Iraqi forces of corruption and trying to blackmail him, to pass the weapons contracts to feed soldiers deals, thrills and controversy in the public opinion.