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US ambassador urges Iraq rebels to join reconciliation

US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has urged Iraqi insurgents to lay down their weapons and embrace a reconciliation plan unveiled by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. “I urge all insurgents to lay down their arms and join the political and the democratic process in new Iraq,” he told reporters Sunday. “The national reconciliation will be difficult to implement in the near term but in the longer period of time it is the right strategic move.” Full Story

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