MNRice described the representatives of the emerging government "focused" and "serious."
Rice and Rumsfeld said on April 26 that they were impressed with the commitment of Iraq's new prime minister-designate, Nuri Kamil al-Maliki, to unite the country.
Al-Maliki, a Shi'a, has pledged to draw together majority Shi'ite Muslims, Sunni Arabs, and Kurds in a bid to end the bloody insurgency and mounting sectarian violence in the country.
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