In a press conference held at the parliament on Wednesday, he said “My name was mentioned in unusual planned way by some media outlets over the corruption accompanied the armament contracts concluded with Russia,” stressing that “This was done by sides who exerted huge efforts to defame the others.”
“It becomes dangerous to keep silent towards such issue so I deny these accusations firmly and assure that I was the first who notify the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, over the possibility of corruption to accompany this contract before leaving to Russia in 40 days.”
“Maliki’s response was firm as he is adherent to the safety and progress of the armed forces and the military institution,” he mentioned.
“Consequently, I call the parliament to form a committee to investigate this issue and identify the sides behind the corruption,” he confirmed.
“I do not accuse any side to avoid what they do when defamed me but I emphasize my legal right,” he concluded.
Earlier, an informed military source stated that
“The deals were cancelled due to corruption issues,” the source concluded.