Abadi: We have seized hundreds of millions of dollars in national funds


 

25 April, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday that the Iraqi government has put its hands on bags of millions of dollars worth of dollars, entered by a delegation of the country illegally to Iraq.

Abadi said in a press conference Tuesday that the delegation came in early April in the framework of arrangements for the release of Qatari fishermen kidnapped in Iraq, adding that the Iraqi authorities were surprised by the presence of bags in the plane of the Qatari delegation is not covered by diplomatic immunity. After the release of the kidnapped, Despite the delegation’s request for their return.

Abadi stressed that the removal of these funds from Iraq must be done in a legal context, as he put it.

He stressed that he does not blame anyone and there is a need for “understanding with the Qatari government about those funds.”

Watch the video:

A group of fishermen, believed to be one or more members of the ruling family in Qatar, was kidnapped during a fishing trip in mid-December 2015 in southern Iraq.They were released Friday (April 21st).

Source: YouTube / Free site

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