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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 05:49 AM
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Biden urges Iraq leaders to resolve sectarian disputes
Source: BBC

US Vice-President Joe Biden has urged Iraqi leaders to work together to avert renewed sectarian strife.

The White House said Mr Biden had expressed his concerns in a phone call to Shia Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.

It comes after an arrest warrant was issued for Iraq's Sunni Vice-President, Tariq al-Hashemi, on terror charges. <snip>

The entire al-Iraqiyya Sunni political bloc is boycotting parliament and the cabinet in protest at the warrant, while the Sunni Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak has said Iraq is facing "chaos and disaster".

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Again, much more at the link, including "fears that the fragile government may crumble," etc., and an excellent analysis by the BBC's Jim Muir.
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