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Iraq's designated prime minister says to control arms, fight corruption

Iraq's President Barham Salih instrcuts newly appointed Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad, Iraq April 9, 2020. The Presidency of the Republic of Iraq Office/Handout via REUTERS

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraq’s designated prime minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Thursday that arms should only be in government’s hands.

The designated PM, who was named by president Barham Salih earlier on Thursday also said in a televised speech the key objectives for his government will be to fight corruption and return displaced people back home.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek and Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Chris Reese

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