Mohamed al-Halbousi said that the crisis of Nineveh governorate is political not security-related, adding that some foreign powers are
intervening to preserve their interests in Nineveh.
"We have made efforts to unify all Iraqi forces to be under the umbrella of the federal government, so that these forces can maintain the security and stability of Iraq," Halbousi stated during a meeting in Washington.
Halbousi, who arrived in Washington DC on Tuesday in a five-day official visit,has met with top US officials.
Saairun Alliance MP
Salam al-Shammari earlier called on Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi to send a
specialized committee to uncover corruption cases in Nineveh province. This comes days after a ferry sank near Mosul,
killing dozens of people.
"Uncovering corruption files in the governorate and bringing those involved in the crisis to justice will give a positive impression of the rapid response of the government to the demands of citizens and national forces," Shammari said in a statement.
He added that what happened in Mosul recently and the mutual accusations between certain parties requires a quick intervention by the government.