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Radical cleric Sadr meets top Iraq Shi’ite Sistani

Radical young Shi’ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr met the reclusive spiritual leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite majority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al- Sistani, on Sunday, aides to Sadr said. The reason for their first meeting in more than a year was not clear. The talks at Sistani’s residence in the holy city of Najaf are part of delicate power relationships among the Islamist leaders of Iraq’s now dominant Shi’ite majority, all of whom acknowledge Sistani’s role as patron of their movement. Full Story

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