Outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated that he is maintaining his governmental work in accordance with the constitutional authorities.
In his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, he stated that the government continues its efforts to strengthen the economic state of the country.
"We have heard the state ruling on Faleh al-Fayyad... this ruling doesn’t repeal the decision of the Council of Ministers as it is an executive decision issued by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,” al-Abadi stated, pointing out that and the Iraqi General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers filed a complaint against court ruling on Fayyad’s case.
"We respect the judiciary and its decisions," he said.
On Monday, the Iraqi Administrative Court revoked Abadi’s decision to remove Faleh Fayyad of his duties as the national security advisor, head of the Hashd al-Shaabi Committee, and the National Security Apparatus.
However, according to a statement on its website, the General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers said the Court’s ruling on Fayyad’s case does not annul the prime minister’s decision to remove him from his three positions.
“The Administrative Court has only suspended Abadi’s decision,” it added.
“Fayyad’s removal from the position did not result in any security vacuum because security specialists filled the positions based on the powers vested in the Prime Minister according to Article 78 of the constitution.”