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Iraq PM: Quitting ‘Out of the Question’

Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari insisted Wednesday he will be the Shiite nominee for a new term, saying it is “out of the question” that he will step down. Al-Jaafari’s comments, made in a nationally televised press conference, mean the deadlock over the premiership likely will continue. Sunni and Kurdish objections to al-Jaafari have stalled efforts to form a unity government four months after national elections. Full Story

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