Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri speaks during an interview with Reuters in Baghdad, January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily/File Photo
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Iraq's parliament voted Tuesday to strip the house speaker of immunity, paving way for an investigation of his actions following corruption charges raised by the defense minister last week, a lawmaker said.During a questioning in parliament, Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi told lawmakers that speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, four sitting lawmakers, one former lawmaker and two parliamentary officials affiliated with the speaker had tried to persuade him to secure specific contracts and to reinstate employees fired due to corruption.
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