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Iraq’s Shiite-Led Gov’t Angers Sunnis

Iraq’s Shiite-led government has deeply undercut its promises to work toward sectarian reconciliation with a series of recent measures that prompted Sunni threats to leave the government and take up arms. The government’s actions _ and the Sunni response _ have dimmed hopes for a national reconciliation to keep Iraq’s vicious sectarian violence from erupting into an all-out civil war. Sunnis say Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government is not serious about disbanding Shiite militias, has done nothing about creating a more fair division of power and is balking at legislation that would divide the country’s oil wealth equitably among all regions. Full Story

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