Maliki Bid to Block Successor Escalates Crisis in Iraq (12)

Bloomberg L.P. 2014.08.12 03:25
By Terry Atlas and Zaid Sabah Speed The political crisis in Baghdad escalated as embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected a transition to Haidar al-Abadi as his successor and increased the presence of troops and militias in the capital. In a late-night address on state TV yesterday, Maliki defied pressure from some fellow Shiite political figures and U.S.
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