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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 08:58 AM
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Sadr to disarm if U.S. withdraws on timetable
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Source: Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr would dissolve his Mehdi Army militia if the United States started withdrawing troops according to a set timetable, a spokesman said.

The comments come at a crucial point in talks between Baghdad and Washington over a new security pact that will provide a legal basis for U.S. troops to operate in Iraq when a United Nations mandate expires at the end of the year.

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