President of the Republic ratified the dismissal of Defense Minister

2016/9/8 14:56

[Oan- Baghdad]

Sadek President, Fuad Masum, the dismissal of Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi.

He said a presidential source told all of Iraq [where], that "the President of the Republic, issued a decree to withdraw confidence from the defense minister, denies this decree on 25 August, and its publication in the Official Gazette."

The House of Representatives had voted in its meeting on 25 August, 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 at the beginning of last month, in which he accused House Speaker Salim 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.

He was appointed commander of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Chief of Staff of the Army agency team Othman Ghanimi as defense minister by proxy rather than al-Obeidi.

Abadi, he also announced his nominees will be presented to the ministries of interior and defense to the House of Representatives after the Eid al-Adha holiday.

The Chairman of Parliament Saleem al-Jubouri, three candidates on behalf of the Alliance of Iraqi forces to fill the post of defense minister and they full-Dulaimi, and Ahmed al-Jubouri, the Badr stallion.