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Al-Maliki: Nothing personal with Allawi

In an interview published on the 16 of May, with the Saudi-owned, London based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that there were no personal problems between himself and the former Prime Minister the leader of the Iraqi List Ayad Allawi. Maliki was quoted as saying: “Some satellite TV channels are pretending that there is tension between myself and Allawi but that is not true… I invited him last year for a meeting but the meeting had to be postponed because he had to travel. I have no personal problem or hatred with any Iraqi leader… I welcome any meeting with doctor Allawi but I do not want it to be a photo ops meeting but rather a serious and constructive meeting.”

Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 17, 2010 at 2:31 am


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