Iraq parliament approves new defense, interior ministers, state TV says

January 30, 2017 13:59

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament approved the appointment on Monday of a new defense minister, Erfan al-Hiyali, and a new interior minister, Qasim al-Araji, state TV said.

Hiyali, a Sunni, and Araji, a Shi'ite, are filling positions left vacant last year.Hiyali replaces Khaled al-Obeidi, who was sacked by parliament, while Araji replaces Mohammed al-Ghabban, who resigned after a massive truck bomb in central Baghdad in July.

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