[size=36]Parliamentary Finance: Ministries' agreements with international organizations without parliamentary approval are illegal[/size]
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Member of the Finance Committee, Haneen Qaddo, Wednesday, that any agreements held by ministries with international organizations and external bodies without the approval of the House of Representatives "illegal" and will be discussed within the dome of parliament.
"The agreements of the Ministry of Finance or other ministries cannot be legal unless they are approved by the House of Representatives," Kaddo said.
He added, "If the project arrived in parliament will be discussed in conjunction with the reformulation of the general budget of the country for 2020, and will be rejected any agreement between any ministry with international organizations and external bodies."
Regarding the publication of a 100% tax on cigarettes, Kaddou said, "
According to media reports, the World Health Organization is working with the Iraqi Ministry of Finance to amend the tax on cigarettes, as the organization seeks to raise by 100 per cent, which doubles the prices of tobacco products.
It is noteworthy that Iraq imports several types of cigarettes, from different countries, after it was producing cigarettes and perhaps the most famous "Sumer", and the latter is still available but manufactured in the United Arab Emirates.