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Kurds quietly angle for independence

As Iraq’s government takes shape after months of political deadlock, the country’s leading Kurdish politicians have promised to work toward a cohesive and peaceful Iraq. “If [Prime Minister Jawad] al-Maliki quickly establishes a powerful government that includes all groups, he will be an asset for the Iraqi people,” said Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish president of Iraq, after Iraq’s Parliament approved his second term and named Shiite politician Mr. Maliki to replace the embattled Ibrahim al-Jaafari. Full Story

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