US Embassy Denies It Reports on Wealth of Iraqi Political Leaders

By John Lee.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Michael McClellan, has denied recent reports in the Iraqi media that the U.S. Embassy has prepared a report on the wealth of Iraq’s political leaders.

Embassy officials meet regularly with Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum and engage them on a wide range of issues across the bilateral relationship. It is not our practice to track the wealth or financial concerns of Iraqi officials,” said McClellan.

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