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Shia leader threatens to investigate former Iraqi prime minister for corruption

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki [File photo]
Iraqi Vice President and leader of the State of Law coalition, Nouri Al-Maliki [File photo]

The Iraqi Shia cleric and prominent political leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has threatened to investigate former Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki for corruption, Arabi21.com reported yesterday.

Sadr’s Spokesman Sheikh Salah Al-Obeidi said the “thieves” would be held accountable, in addition to Al-Maliki’s men, “who brought back the thieves to Iraq and covered up their corruption”.

“The abundance of corruption crimes during the past years does not mean that crimes committed against the Iraqis would be abandoned,” he announced.

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The spokesman concluded: “There is a lot to reveal in the coming days.”

These remarks came after a tweet posted by the head of the National Movement for Development and Reform party, Jamal Al-Karbouli, in which he called for the people who preach morals to teach themselves before teaching others.

The veiled comment was directed at Al-Sadr after he launched an appeal calling for people to ignore the sectarian partition of the government and allowing the designate prime minister to choose technocrats for his government.

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