The new Minister of Defense takes up his duties
12:10 - 25/06/2019
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Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari on Tuesday began his official duties in the Defense Ministry.
"The Minister of Defense Najah al-Shammari handed over the official mission amid an official presence by the cadres of the Ministry of Defense, most notably the chief of staff of the army, First Lieutenant Othman al-Ghanmi," a source familiar with the information said.
The House voted on Monday to nominate Najah al-Shammari as defense minister and candidate Yasin al-Yasiri as interior minister while granting confidence to Kurdistan Alliance candidate Farouk Amin al-Shwani as minister of justice.