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US officials expressed ‘concerns’ over sacking of Iraqi minister, Kurdish chief of staff says

By RÛDAW 24/9/2016
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 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – US officials expressed their concern at the ousting of Iraq’s finance minister by parliament, the Kurdistan Region’s presidential Chief of Staff Fuad Hussein said.

 

Hussein said American officials had expressed their disquiet, at Hoshyar Zebari receiving a no confidence vote in the Iraqi parliament last week, when the chief of staff was in New York this month to attend the annual UN General Assembly earlier this month.

 

“They expressed their concerns. These people expressed their concerns because at this time Hoshyar (Zebari) is the finance minister and he is subsequently the head of the negotiation team with these parties, in particular the World Bank, the IMF and even with the Americans on these  issues,” Hussein said.

 

Iraq’s political crisis has recently intensified. MPs sacked former defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi last month and Zebari last week. Interior minister Muhammad Ghabban resigned in July.

 

“Now there is no finance minister, no defense minister, no interior minister,” Hussein said in an interview with the Voice of America’s Kurdish service.

 

“I think on sixth of October the foreign minister will go before the parliament. He may as well go (be ousted),” said Hussein, adding he believes there is a campaign in the Iraqi parliament to sack the whole cabinet and then go after Prime Minister Haider Abadi himself.

 

“If the policy is to bring down the Iraqi government this will destabilize the situation, because the question is, if this government is to go, who is going to form the next government?” Hussein asked. “How would you form it? When will it materialize?  This is a dangerous thing.”

 

 

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