Sadr calls for the distribution of oil revenues for the Iraqis


 

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (archive)

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr (archive)

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged authorities on Monday to give all Iraqis a direct share of the country’s oil revenues.

Sadr said, in a word containing proposals to eliminate corruption, improve public services and stimulate the economy should be a quota for each Iraqi citizen of crude revenues.

Sadr led protests demanding a government of experts to fight corruption.

The Iraqi, who owns some of the largest oil reserves in the world, ranked 161 among 168 countries on the Transparency International index on corruption.

And Friday, enables thousands of Sadr supporters rally at the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

His followers to start a sit-purpose pressure on the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to carry out political and economic reforms.

He called on the Shiite leader to the protest to pressure the government to install Abadi ministers technocrats of the caliber and experience, rather than partisan minister.

He declined chest, Thursday, responding to calls to cancel the sit-in , and say that the new Green Zone has become ” a hotbed of support for corruption.”

 

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