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Al-Sadr Bloc 'Suspends' Participation In Iraqi Government


Muqtada al-Sadr (file photo) (AFP) November 29, 2006 - The political bloc of the radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has suspended its participation in Iraq's government of national unity.


The bloc says the move is a protest against a meeting today between Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and U.S. President George W. Bush in Jordan.


The bloc said it viewed the meeting as an act of provocation to the Iraqi people.


(AP, AFP)

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