Iraqi minister's downfall hurts prospect for financial bailout

Iraqi minister's downfall hurts prospect for financial bailout
 

Last week's dismissal of Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari, the latest convulsion in Baghdad's increasingly unstable politics, risks delaying billions of dollars in badly needed budget support from international lenders and investors.
Parliament dismissed Zebari, a prominent Kurdish official who served previously as foreign minister for more than a decade, after questioning him over alleged corruption and mishandling of public funds.
Zebari denied the charges as "vengeful, politicized and short-sighted", accusing former prime minister Nuri al-Maliki of orchestrating his... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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