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Iraqi PM calls on Iraqi politicians to unite

Iraq's prime minister has called on his nation's political blocs to close ranks in the face of Sunni militants but gave no concrete promise of greater political inclusiveness for minority Sunnis.


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BAGHDAD —

Iraq's prime minister has called on his nation's political blocs to close ranks in the face of Sunni militants but gave no concrete promise of greater political inclusiveness for minority Sunnis.

U.S. officials have pressed for the next Iraqi government to be more inclusive, seeking to draw Sunni support away from militants who this month swept over much of the country's north.

In his weekly address to the nation Wednesday, Nouri al-Maliki gave only a vague call for "all political forces to reconcile" with the principles of Iraq's constitutional democracy.

He rejected forming a "national salvation" government, which he said would go against the results of parliament elections.

Al-Maliki's coalition won the most seats in the April 30 vote -- 92 of the 328-seat chamber.



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