Last updated: June 21, 2018

Iraq’s Zebari accuses ex-PM Maliki of arranging dismissal as finance minister

Sacked Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari speaks during a news conference in ErbilBy Mahdi Talat ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Deposed Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari on Thursday accused former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of orchestrating his removal from office, publicly exposing rifts within an increasingly unstable government. Zebari, who served for more than a decade as Iraq's foreign minister including under Maliki, is a leader in the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the uncle of the Kurdistan region's Prime Minister Massoud Barzani. "The side that is behind the questioning and withdrawal of confidence is the State of Law and its head Nuri al-Maliki in collusion unfortunately with the speaker of parliament Saleem al-Jabouri," Zebari told reporters at a hotel in the Kurdish capital Erbil.

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