May 14, 2018 / 2:49 PM / 2 months ago

Iraqi PM Abadi says ready to work with election winners

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Monday for all political blocs to respect the results of his nation’s parliamentary election and said he was ready to work with the winning blocs to form a government free of corruption.

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during a ceremony in Najaf, Iraq January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

“We are ready to work and cooperate in forming the strongest government for Iraq, free of corruption,” Abadi said in a live televised address.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Michael Georgy

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