Maliki rules out Iraq unity government

Maliki rules out Iraq unity government

Maliki rules out Iraq unity government

Shia PM says such a move would be a “coup” in a direct rebuttal of US efforts to tackle a rising Sunni rebellion.

Last updated: 25 Jun 2014 11:10

via Maliki rules out Iraq unity government – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

The Iraqi prime minister has rejected US calls for the formation of a national unity government to tackle a rising Sunni offensive, calling the idea a “coup” against the constitution.

Nouri al-Maliki’s statement on Wednesday came a day after the US secretary of state, John Kerry, left Iraq after pushing for a agreement between Kurdish, Sunni and Shia leaders.

In his weekly televised address, Maliki said: “The call to form a national emergency government is a coup against the constitution and the political process.

“It is an attempt by those who are against the constitution to eliminate the young democratic…

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