Baghdad « Quds Al-Arabi »: in a new crisis with the Iraqi government of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Council of Ministers issued a decree to the transfer of ownership Maliki presidential plane to Iraqi Airways, the latter refused to do so.
And showed a document issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, and presented an Iraqi satellite channel, that «the General Secretariat of the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Transport to take legal action for recording plane of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Airways, and the formation of a committee of experienced and competent to perform the detection of the aircraft and install the reality intact, and show how to dispose of them. »
In the meantime, the Ministry of Transport explained that «the ministry was addressed by Vice President Nuri al-Maliki’s office to deliver the aircraft to the Ministry of Transport, but Maliki’s office refused to do so, given that the aircraft registered in the name Nuri al-Maliki.» The sources said the Ministry of Transport has asked the prime minister to take measures to transfer the ownership of the aircraft to Iraqi Airways procedures, and so came the Council of Ministers’ decision recorded on behalf of the company.
The source pointed out that the plane was given to Iran to al-Maliki when he was prime minister, and that the plane is one of the Iraqi planes sent by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Iran during the Gulf War in 1991 to protect it from US air strikes, which acquired Iran them later and considered part of the compensation for Iran-Iraq war.
And across observers in Baghdad believe that moving the presidential plane case Nuri al-Maliki came after the receipt of the ministry by Baqir Jabr, who belongs to the mass citizen led by the Islamic Supreme Council, which was seeking to non-renewal of Nuri al-Maliki for the third time, also raise the issue comes within the general trend to detect Corruption in the reign of al-Maliki. In any case, the plane is owned by the Iraqi government and not to Nuri al-Maliki, according to observers.
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It would be a shot in the arm to simply read that he’s been found dead one of these days.