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Al-Maliki hears of Arab neighbors’ worries

On his first major trip in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki received a red-carpet welcome from his Persian Gulf neighbors, hugged and dined by a king, emirs and sheiks. But behind the scenes, the leaders made clear they will help his new government only if he takes additional steps to reach out to Iraqi Sunnis. The talks this week with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates “were courteous but not warm,” said one delegate in al-Maliki’s entourage. Full Story

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