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Iraq’s Sadr Builds Role With Tour Of Mideast

In Iran last month, Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr told a government at odds with the West over its nuclear ambitions that he would fight alongside it if the United States attacked. In Jordan this week, he said in a rare televised interview with al-Jazeera that there was “nothing good” in Iraq’s new constitution and shared his thoughts on the fate of the northern city of Kirkuk, one of the most divisive questions in Iraqi politics. And in Lebanon on Tuesday, the young Shiite Muslim leader weighed in on that country’s tense relations with its neighbors, pledging to do his part to promote peace. Full Story

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