Saturday, July 19, 2008

Iraq: On Ground Updates - July 19, 2008

On Ground Updates
Sunnis Rejoin Shiite-led Government
, July 19, 2008 brings us this bit of good news out of Iraq today and it starts off like this... Iraq's largest Sunni bloc rejoined the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on Saturday, July 19, in a move seen as a step forward towards cementing the country's national reconciliation... "Today, parliament voted to accept our candidates," Sunni lawmaker Salim al-Jubouri told Reuters after the vote... "This means the Accordance Front has officially returned to the government.”... In a session attended by 190 MPs, the parliament overwhelmingly endorsed the appointment of six ministers from the Sunni bloc...
Read the rest at link below...
Sunnis Rejoin Maliki's Govt reports it this way... The Iraqi parliament on Saturday voted for the return of six Sunni ministers to the cabinet of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, giving a fresh boost to the country's reconciliation programme...
Boost for Iraq reconciliation as Sunni ministers return
DoD cropped al-Maliki photo

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