Iraqi parliament rejects defense, interior nominees

Published September 16th, 2014 - 02:24 GMT

Iraqi lawmakers have rejected the Prime Minister’s nominees to fill the posts of defense and interior minister, AP reports.

Prime Minister Abadi named Sunni lawmaker Jaber al-Jabberi as defense minister and Riyad Ghareeb, a Shiite lawmaker, as interior minister Tuesday.

But a parliamentary vote late Tuesday rejected both nominees, according to AP. The legislature was then adjourned until Thursday.

Parliament approved the majority of Abadi’s cabinet and officially voted him in as Prime Minister on September 8.

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