Government investigation into Iraqi defence minister's Swedish citizenship

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The Swedish government has called for an investigation into Iraqi defence minister Najah al-Shammari's dual citizenship.

The Iraqi minister got his Swedish citizenship in 2015, which the Iraqi government says is not an issue, despite being against the rules. The discovery was made by a journalist working for Agence France-Presse news agency.

Listen to what he had to say to Swedish Radio.

On Monday the public prosecutor confirmed to SVT that the Iraqi minister is also being investigated for suspicion of benefit fraud and crimes against rules regarding registration at an address.