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Iraqi Religious Figures Warn Nouri Al Maliki of Increased Corruption

Iraq - Friday, February 6, 2009

Six Iraqi religious figures warned Iraq Prime Minister, Nouri Al Maliki, of an increase in the corruption phenomenon in the country and called on him to take all measures to combat the phenomenon. In a statement distributed on February 5, 2009, after the end of meetings held in the Jordanian capital Amman from the 2nd to the 5th of February 2009, the Iraqi personalities announced that financial and administrative corruption in Iraq have reached a level constituting a genuine threat to the social fabric and to achieving the goals of a strong state, which is a fact also acknowledged by impartial international reports according to the statement. The statement added: corruption now constitutes a structural phenomenon. It is necessary to combat this phenomenon through the strict activation and implementation of integrity transparency laws and standards concerning contracts and biddings.
Source: United Press, Al-Arab


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