Lawmakers Denounce ‘Significant Corruption’ in U.N. Projects for Christians, Minorities in Iraq


WASHINGTON – The Trump administration should “embrace” the opportunity to prevent American taxpayer funds appropriated to help ethnoreligious minorities in Iraq from being channeled to United Nations projects that suffer from “significant corruption,” argues a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

While the U.N. has handled U.S. aid funds in the past, the money devoted to helping the Iraqi minorities “requires swifter, more effective, more accountable action” that the international body is unable to produce, wrote the House members in a letter to the Trump administration obtained by Breitbart News.

“We have also received credible reports of significant corruption in the UN bidding and contracting process for stabilization projects in Iraq,” declared Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Robert Aderholt (R-AL).

The lawmakers explicitly addressed the letter to Mark Green, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator, but a copy was reportedly also sent to President Trump and State Secretary Rex Tillerson. – READ MORE

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