Exposing the amount of stolen and wasted Iraqi funds since 2006
Policy 08/08/2020 21:11 1080 Editor: ht
Baghdad today - special
A member of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, Saeed Yassin Musa, confirmed, Saturday, August 08, 2020, that the amount of money stolen from the Iraqi treasury since 2006, until today, has reached 360 billion dollars.
Moussa said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "The volume of what was stolen from Iraq’s funds after 2006 and up to now is more than $360 billion by slowing down and delaying the implementation of more than 10 thousand investment contracts."
He added that "mismanagement and planning also caused the loss of hundreds of billions, in addition to the presence of economic bodies belonging to influential political forces that used their influence to seize public money."
Moussa indicated that "double salaries, the presence of space employees in state institutions, oil smuggling operations, smuggling operations at border outlets, money laundering operations, and most of these operations are political parties involved in them who have contributed to wasting public money during the past years."
And a member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Abd al-Khaliq al-Azzawi, said Monday (June 28, 2020), that fighting corruption and curbing the influence of parties influenced by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will be difficult unless the political blocs support him.
Al-Azzawi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "There are many complex and thorny files that await the prime minister to solve them and fight corruption in them."
He added, "The task of the prime minister in facing the parties and the corrupt will be difficult unless the national political blocs support him."
And, "Al-Kazemi's mission in these exceptional circumstances that Iraq is going through is very difficult, and then without support and assistance, he will fail in that."