BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi investigative committee on the Russian arms deal demanded the court to summon former spokesperson of the Iraqi government Ali al-Dabbagh to provide evidences against son of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
“The Integrity Commission will soon summon al-Dabbagh to interrogate him about the corruption of the Russian arms deal,” Bahaa al-Araji told Moscow news.
Last November Ali al-Dabbagh, spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, resigned after being linked to an ill-fated Russian arms deal.
Dabbagh's name was mentioned in the canceled Russian arms deal, which raised suspicions of corruption.
However, Dabbagh denied having anything to do with the deal and said he had warned Maliki about that a month before traveling to Moscow, which Maliki denied.
Last November, the Iraqi Parliament’s Security Committee had formed the investigative commission to interrogate members of the Iraqi delegation that paved the way for the $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia.