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Officials: Iraq's Al-Maliki To Back New PM

by Wochit 0:38 mins

Officials: Iraq's Al-Maliki To Back New PM

by Wochit 0:38 mins

Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki plans to step down and back the nominee to replace him, averting a political crisis at a time when militants have seized control of large swaths of the country, state television reported Thursday night. Al-Maliki was expected to state his intentions in an address to the nation Thursday night. The Obama administration has criticized the prime minister for a sectarian rule through his Shiite-dominated government that has alienated minority Sunnis and set the conditions for the offensive for Sunni extremists known as the Islamic State..

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