Iraqi PM: Arms must be solely in state’s hands

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Saturday urged for restricting arms’ possession to the state forces.

Al-Abadi, in a statement during a ceremony for the joint operation command, said weapons must be solely in the hands of the state.

There are some irregular forces in Iraq, namely the paramilitary force, “Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi.” The prime minister warned against corruption, particularly in the security ranks.

Al-Abadi expressed satisfaction at his nation’s status and evaluation by other states, noting that the Kuwait-hosted conference for rebuilding Iraq constituted a manifestation of the external support for Iraq.

Source: Kuwait News Agency