The Commission on Parliamentary Integrity confirmed on Wednesday that it did not know anything about the international investigators who arrived in Iraq to investigate corruption cases, and indicated that Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi had agreed with them without consulting with the Integrity Commission or the Integrity Committee, noting that the role of investigators would be completely absent from the results. Cooperation with the Commission and the Integrity Commission and the formation of a joint working room between the three parties.
“The Parliamentary Integrity Committee does not know anything about the international investigators who have arrived in Iraq to investigate corruption cases and hear their news through the media only,” said spokesman Adel Nuri. “Prime Minister Haider Abadi has agreed with them without consulting the Integrity, despite being the first executive to confront corruption or the Integrity Committee, which led to resentment of the Chairman of the Integrity Commission Hassan Yasiri.
“The role of the investigators will be completely free of results without cooperation with the Commission and the integrity and the formation of a joint working room between the three sides and we do not know whether they will open files since 2003, which takes many years or complete what we have reached where we completed the investigation In a lot of files and we need only the will to hold those involved, “adding that” the role of investigators will be completely free of results without cooperation with the Commission on Integrity and the formation of a joint working room between the three parties. ”
“We welcome the arrival of international investigators and Iraq needs the international efforts to fight corruption, especially since corruption is international as well as international terrorism,” he said, adding that “the Integrity Committee is ready to offer all facilities and cooperation in this regard.”
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formally asked the United Nations to help him reveal the fate of $ 361 billion missing from the country’s budgets between 2004 and 2014, as well as the fate of thousands of projects and investments in the sectors of electricity, housing and agriculture. Even though the state spends $ 98 billion over 10 years on these sectors.
“The Iraqi side has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations to bring in and involve specialized international investigators to uncover the country’s major corruption files,” the office said in a statement on Thursday (August 11, 2016).