Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during a ceremony in Najaf, Iraq January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
May 14, 2018
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Monday for all political blocs to respect the results of his nation’s parliamentary election and said he was ready to work with the winning blocs to form a government free of corruption.
“We are ready to work and cooperate in forming the strongest government for Iraq, free of corruption,” Abadi said in a live televised address.
(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Michael Georgy)