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Iraqi PM tries to assure skeptics of anti-corruption initiative

The new Iraqi prime minister says there will be no tolerance for human rights abuses in battling corruption.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (C) arrives at the parliament ahead of a confidence vote on a new government, Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 27, 2022.

BAGHDAD — Iraq's new government is facing challenges in its campaign against corruption, which Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has made a priority. 

On Nov. 16, Sudani announced the formation of a Supreme Anti-Corruption Commission along with a security team led by head of the Falcons intelligence cell Abdul Karim Abed Fadel, aka Abu Ali al-Basri, who holds the position of director general in the Ministry of Interior.

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