Iraq PM bans travel by officials accused of corruption

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered Iraq's anti-corruption commission to investigate allegations against several lawmakersIraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has imposed a travel ban on several parliamentary officials accused of corruption, his office said Tuesday. Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi on Monday told parliament that speaker Salim al-Juburi and several lawmakers were corrupt and had sought to blackmail him. Abadi ordered a “temporary travel ban” against those accused, in order “to investigate the validity of the allegations,” a statement from his office said.

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