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Iraq's power minister quits over contracts

Raad Shallal steps down following claims he signed fake contracts

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Iranian electricity minister quits over fake contract allegations.
Iranian electricity minister quits over fake contract allegations.

Iraq’s Electricity Minister has resigned in the wake of accusations that he played a part in the signing of fake power contracts worth $1.7bn, an AK News report has said.

Raad Shallal signed contracts with two companies, one of which – a Canadian firm – was found to be non-existent. The other went bankrupt, and Shallal has defended his actions, saying that the contracts had been approved by both the Prime Minister and the deputy Prime Minister.
 

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