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Shiite leader backs Iraqi prime minister

The leader of Iraq’s largest Shiite political party said he will stand by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and urged Sunnis not to abandon the political process, promising serious efforts to solve any problem angering them. Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim’s written comments were received by the Associated Press on Thursday in response to questions sent to him last week. The leader of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq is in Iran for cancer treatment. Full Story

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