Sunday, September 17, 2006
Iraq's Morrocan-born Arab League representative, Mukhtar Lamani, has resigned citing insufficient funding from the Arab League to run the Iraq office and an unclear plan of how the pan-Arab organisation will deal with the deteriorating situtaion in Iraq. Lamani has declined to comment and it is not clear if his resignation has been accepted as the league head, Amr Moussa is in New York for meetings with the United nations.
The Arab League opened its office in Baghdad in June. The facility was to help hold a conference that would bring together representatives of Iraq's ethnic and religious-based political groups. But the gathering has been postponed several times.