Baghdad - INA
The Council of Ministers completed its extraordinary session headed by Al-Kadhimi to discuss the draft budget law for next year.
The media office of the prime minister said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "the cabinet decided to complete its session today headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to discuss the federal budget for the fiscal year 2021."
"Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said yesterday, Saturday, during the special session of the Council of Ministers to discuss the general budget, that since 2003 we have been suffering from the wrong establishment that threatens the political and social system to collapse completely."
He added, "Either the system collapses and enters into complete chaos, or we enter a Caesarean section for reform," stressing that "it is unreasonable to submit to the previous corruption equation."
He continued, "Either we correct the situation or we will laugh at the people."
He pointed out that "the political crisis in Iraq is linked to three issues, namely power, money and corruption. We are working to address the crisis from an economic standpoint, and with a bold decision to overcome the obstacles of corruption and money."
PM also said: "I am the first to be affected by the upcoming budget, as I will be exposed to many criticisms, and I would have entered the elections and deceived people, but my conscience does not allow me to do that."