08/09/2012 19:04
BAGHDAD, Sept. 8 (AKnews) - The State of Law Coalition (SLC) led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the National Alliance (NA) has so far not nominated any candidate for the Interior Ministry, adding that this issue will be discussed later.

The political blocs agreed that the NA names the candidate for the Interior Ministry and the Iraqiya coalition names the candidate for the Ministry of Defense.

The leader of the coalition Ihsan al-Awadi said the coalition is awaiting the result of the negotiations of the negotiating committee formed by the NA with Iraqiya List and the rest of the blocs to choose the candidate for the defense ministry.

The Defense Ministry is managed by Culture Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi after being assigned by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki amid criticism of Allawi's list, while Maliki still holds the Interior Ministry post.

By Raman Brosk