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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri on Friday called for accountability for what he described as a "scourge" of public money, stressing the need to close the country's corruption outlets.
"The role of investment in the country should be activated, the gates of corruption should be closed and those who allowed themselves public money should be held accountable," Jubouri said in a speech on the sidelines of a conference for tribes south of Baghdad.
Jubouri said that "corruption caused a decline in services across the country," stressing "to promote the reality of the country from the fight against corruption."
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced last month the start of the anti-corruption mission, and stressed the existence of great cooperation between his country and the International Police (Interpol) to hunt down those wanted.
The Public Integrity Commission in Iraq last month also issued more than 2,000 arrest warrants on corruption charges in the country in 2017, and indicated that among those issuing arrest warrants were 290 government officials, including ministers.Finished
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