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UN secretary-general urges Iraqi politicians to form government

Published on Aug 10, 2014 12:52 PM
 
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called on Iraqi politicians to form a broad-based government to face jihadists threatening large parts of the country. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called on Iraqi politicians to form a broad-based government to face jihadists threatening large parts of the country.

He "calls upon all Iraqi political parties to abide by the constitutional timeline that governs the nomination of the Prime Minister," his spokesman said in a statement on Saturday.

"He also calls for reason and wisdom to prevail and urges all leaders in Iraq to form a broad-based government that is acceptable to all components of Iraqi society."

"Such a government should be able to mobilise the nation to confront the threat from the Islamic State (IS) in a way that will bring security and stability to the whole country."

 
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