18-10-2019 05:24 PM Jerusalem Timing

Iraqiya Bloc Ends Cabinet Boycott

Iraqiya Bloc Ends Cabinet Boycott

Iraqi Prime Minister Spokesman said ministers from Iraqiya bloc has ended a cabinet boycott which began last December amid a political row with government.

 

Iraqiya leader Iyad Allawi (2nd right)

sits in parliament with members of his party

Iraqi Prime Minister Spokesman said ministers from Iraqiya bloc has ended a cabinet boycott which began last December amid a political row with government.


"The prime minister welcomed the return of the ministers to accomplish the work of the government," Nouri al-Maliki’s spokesman Ali Mussawi told Agence France Press.


The bloc began a boycott of parliament and the cabinet, calling for Maliki to either respect a power-sharing deal or quit.
Authorities have charged Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, an Iraqiya member, with running a death squad.


He has been hiding out in the autonomous Kurdistan region in north Iraq, and authorities there have so far declined to have them over.


Al-Maliki has also said his deputy Saleh al-Mutlak, also an Iraqiya member should be sacked after the latter said that Maliki was "worse than Saddam Hussein."