Bloomberg L.P. 2014.08.12 03:25
By Terry Atlas and Zaid Sabah
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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