Monday, September 17, 2007


UIA to negotiate with Sadr bloc after decision to pull out

(KUNA) - The United Iraqi Alliance announced Monday forming a committee to negotiate with Muqtada Al-Sadr's parliamentary bloc to convince it to stay within the alliance. The alliance said in a press release that it was surprised by the decision of the bloc on quitting the alliance, as dialogue and discussions were taking place among alliance members.
All parties are ready to discuss the demands and views of Al-Sadr bloc, especially those regarding the vacant ministerial posts, it stressed. The alliance called the bloc to reconsider its decision, emphasizing the importance of unity among all Iraqi political groups. Al-Sadr's bloc announced its decision to quit Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's alliance late Saturday.

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