BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr joined the ranks who criticized the arms deals with Russia and Czech, describing them "waste of Iraqi public funds”.
In a statement, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, he regarded the intervention in the work of the Central Bank of Iraq as "threatening Iraqi economic to the verge of collapse”.
He called the National Alliance to reform the political situation through implementing the previously agreed points by the political blocs.
Russia announced, on 9 October instant, signing arms deals with the amount of 4.2 billion dollars, to become the second largest arms supplier to Iraq after the United States.
On the other hand, Iraq signed similar contracts with the amount of one billion dollars with Czech Republic.Parliament Speaker Usama Nujaifi announced on 7 October instant that "corruption suspicions" were found in the work of the Central Bank of Iraq.
Iraqi Higher Judicial Council issued an arrest warrant againstCBIgovernor Sinan al-Shibibi and a number of bank officials for "corruption" charges, which was regarded, by many political blocs, as "interference in the work of the bank”.
On the other hand, the Sadrist leader called upon the Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi "not to open an Egyptian embassy in Israel".