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Iraq Won’t Go to Cairo After Comments

Iraq won’t participate in a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on efforts to stabilize the country because of comments by Egypt’s president questioning the loyalty of Shiites, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Tuesday. During an interview with Al-Arabiya television aired Saturday, President Hosni Mubarak angered Iraqi leaders by saying Shiites in Iraq and the Middle East are more loyal to Iran than to their own countries. He also said Iraq was on the brink of civil war. Full Story

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