TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Qais al-Khazali, the secretary general of the Iraqi political group Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, said the parliament’s move to give votes of confidence to 14 newly-nominated ministers was a major defeat for the US plots to impose its will on the Arab nation.

In his first comment on the Iraqi parliament’s votes of confidence to the new Federal Government headed by Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Khazali said a new government means a new hope for providing services for the Iraqi people and the improvement of the country's situation.

The formation of a new government also was a failure for the US, which sought to impose its will on the Iraqi nation, he added.  

The politician further expressed hope that the parliamentarians would give votes of confidence to the remaining nominated ministers in line with efforts to serve the country’s interests.

Abdul-Mahdi and almost two-thirds of his ministerial picks were sworn in on Wednesday, but lawmakers failed to reach a consensus on the rest of the cabinet, postponing the votes to November 6.

Out of the 22-member cabinet proposed by the 76-year-old prime minister, 14 picks won a vote of confidence, but the parliament did not make any decision about the rest, including the ministers of interior and defense.