Iraqi parliament votes to dismiss defense minister: state TV

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 9:23 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A majority of Iraqi MPs voted on Thursday to dismiss Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, state TV said.

Parliament held a no-confidence vote after questioning Obeidi earlier this month over corruption charges that he denies.

Obeidi is a Sunni ally of Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by John Stonestreet)