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Iraq cleric backs reconciliation meeting

A push by the Cairo-based Arab League to gather Iraq’s divided factions for a national reconciliation conference has gained momentum, after Iraq’s top Shia cleric gave his blessing to the initiative. Grand Ayat Allah Ali al-Sistani, whose views are influential among Iraq’s Shia, told Amr Moussa, the head of the 22-state Arab League, that he supported the idea of a conference in Cairo next month, Moussa said on Saturday. Full Story

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