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Education Min. nominated without security report: MP

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National Axis Alliance MP Mahasen Hamdoun said that a detailed security report on resigned Minister of Education Shaimaa al-Hayali was supposed to be submitted to parliament before voting.

Hayali resigned on Saturday after information about her elder brother’s ties with ISIS circulated.

Hamdoun said that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and Arab Project head Khamis al-Khanjar should have submitted such a report previously to avoid the current consequences, adding that they should not have relied only on the minister's security statement.

Hayali was appointed minister of education in the government of Abdul Mahdi. She resigned after Iraqi social media pages circulated videos and photos that users claimed confirmed her brother, Laith al-Hayali, became a member of the terror organization after the fall of Mosul.

In a statement, Hayali said ISIS “had forced everyone to work for them, uttering threats against those who refused once they seized Mosul in 2014."


She argued her brother was among those pressured to hold his official post under the self-proclaimed caliphate’s rule.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 01 January 2019 10:07 PM