US Nervous as Maliki Reaches Out to Pro-Iranian Groups

Monday, October 04, 2010

After several months of uncertainty, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has been nominated to a second four-year term. Though this sign of stability in the Iraqi government might otherwise be a relief for the United States, the State Department is unnerved by Maliki's courtship of pro-Iranian Shiite groups to secure his nomination. Steven Lee Myers, Baghadad bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times, reports live from Baghdad.

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