The arrests in Iraq reached more officials ... and approaching the pillars of Iran
Government sources reported the arrest of Iraqi officials and a businessman, as part of a new anti-corruption campaign led by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, in what represents a rare case by subjecting current officials to judicial procedures.
The sudden arrests of a number of executives raised the concerns of large heads involved in corruption and accused of emptying public funds from their assets.
Last month, Al-Kazemi formed a new committee to fight " major [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] files ," which carried out its first arrests this week, according to Iraqi officials familiar with the committee's work.
The circles close to Al-Kazemi talked about the arrest of 6 important figures, but only 3 of the names that have been revealed now are: the President of the Retirement Authority, the General Director of the Kickard Company, and the Director of the Governmental Agricultural Bank.
These, according to the sources of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives, form a mafia that operates according to the rule of utensils involved in the circulation of public money in a complex system of commissions and bribes.
A government official stated, "The committee is looking into cases that have been suspicious for some time, and then its judicial committee issues arrest warrants."
In response to a question about whether the courts can be trusted to follow the process, the official said, “The committee’s judges build“ strong ”cases.
Two officials said,“ The campaign did not target any individuals, parties, or specific business sectors.
” But you can expect more names to appear. ”
According to politician Mazen Al-Ashiker, three former ministers fled [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] after they sensed that the threat of raids had approached them.
And he indicated that the former trade, electricity and planning ministers had fled out of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] against the background of arrest warrants issued against them by the judicial body concerned with integrity affairs.
Informed sources said that the pillars of the Iranian presence in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] became wary of Al-Kazemi's actions, and anxiety began surrounding them for fear of an attack at any moment.
It was reported that Nuri al-Maliki asked the Iranians to intervene with Sistani to withdraw the mandate that he gave to Kazemi to pursue the corrupt, but [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] refused to intervene due to its knowledge of Najaf’s response to such a request.
And with his insistence on implementing the plan to put [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] heads[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in prison and disarm militias, the Iraqi Prime Minister visited the joint operations and met with senior officers in the presence of the Ministers of Interior and Defense.
A statement by the Prime Minister's Office said that the security forces are capable of disarming the parties that threaten the sovereignty and prestige of the state, and that the plan to tackle corruption by relying on a fair judicial system and security forces supported by the highest authority in the state will continue until it achieves its full objectives.
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