The lawsuit relates to Zebari’s previous accusations of financial and administrative corruption and abuse of influence.
On September 23, 2016, the Iraqi parliament voted to withdraw confidence from Zebari, on charges of corruption, and he was dismissed from his post.
It is noteworthy that Hoshyar Zebari held the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq during the period between 2004 and 2014, and also served as Minister of Finance until September 2016.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party presented its candidate for the presidency of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan insisted on renewing the current president, Barham Salih.
Zebari was the candidate of the tripartite agreement, between al-Sadr, al-Halbousi and Barzani, in light of the polarization between the framework and the Sadrist movement.”
The coordination framework tends to support the current Iraqi president, Barham Salih.