BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi Trade Minister Abdel Falah al-Sudani has resigned amid allegations of corruption, the prime ministers office said on Monday. The prime minister has agreed to accept the resignation of Abdel Falah al-Sudani, the minister of trade, it said in a statement. Sudani, a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Malikis Shia Dawa faction, has been questioned by parliament over allegations of corruption and embezzlement relating to imports for Iraqs food rationing programme. The trade minister had submitted his resignation on May 14, but the prime minister delayed his acceptance in order to give the parliament a chance to question him first in the name of the law and the constitution, it said Earlier this month, more than 100 Iraqi MPs signed a petition requesting the parliament sack him, prompting Sudani to submit his resignation. He was then questioned by parliament last week at Malikis request before the prime minister officially accepted his resignation. Parliament was not satisfied with the answers, Sabah al-Sadi, chief of the parliamentary commission for corruption, said in a statement. Iraqi media have reported that two of Sudanis brothers, who also worked for the ministry and another official were arrested earlier this month in connection with the case. In addition, six trade officials remain at large. Iraqs food rationing system was established in 1995 as part of the United Nations oil-for-food programme following Iraqs invasion of Kuwait in 1990. But the public distribution programme has been plagued by mismanagement and corruption since the 2003 US-led invasion.