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Iraq’s Abadi vows to implement reforms

Abadi is expected to replace ministers and cabinet members that were appointed under a corrupt system based off their ethno-sectarian background

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Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi vowed on Tuesday to implement governmental reforms and said that requesting reforms shouldn’t threaten the country’s security, reported Rudaw, a Kurdish news site.

“I promise everyone to implement governmental reforms,” Abadi said in a televised speech.

“We are investigating those who used their positions to serve their own personal benefit.”

“Demanding reforms must not threaten the security and stability of the country,” he added.

Abadi said that the war on ‘ISIS’ is the country’s first priority in guaranteeing safety and stability.

“Victory in this war needs financial support,” the prime minster added.

Promises of reforms have come after the Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and hundreds of his followers have staged a sit-in inside Baghdad’s Green Zone to pressure the government in taking action and change.

Abadi is expected to replace ministers and cabinet members that were appointed under a corrupt system based off their ethno-sectarian background.