The United States threatened on Sunday to take legal action against personalities involved in corruption and theft of funds of the Iraqi people, while stressing that changing the constitution is a private Iraqi matter.
US Undersecretary of State Joy Hood said in an interview with the official channel “Iraq” that “the coming months will see the United States take action against corrupt people who stole the money of the Iraqi people,” noting that “those measures will be long because they are legal.”
“The Iraqis want an end to rampant corruption,” Hood said. “The United States will deal with any Iraqi national figure.”
On the political and parliamentary efforts to change the Iraqi constitution, Hood stressed that “changing the constitution is an Iraqi matter that does not concern the United States or any other country.”
The United States has in recent months imposed sanctions on people in the PMU under allegations of human rights violations.