Iraq's PM calls for national meeting to solve internal problems after Baghdad summit   2012-03-25 00:14:59            

BAGHDAD, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki called on the country's political blocs to hold a national meeting in early next month to review the political problems in the country, Maliki's office said in a statement on Saturday.

"Maliki called on the preparatory committee for the national conference to quickly finish its job to hold the meeting in the first week of next month after Baghdad summit," the statement quoted Maliki as saying.

"There is an urgent need to review all issues related to the building of the Iraqi state after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq," Maliki said.

Iraq's political blocs agreed to hold the national conference to resolve the political deadlocks in the country that threatened to paralyze the political life in Iraq after U.S. troops withdrew from the country late last year.

Iraqi political blocs frequently accused Maliki of evading his commitments in implementing the terms of power-sharing deal that he earlier signed.

The deal, which also known as Arbil agreement, was brokered in November 2010 in Kurdistan region in northern of the country. It paved the way for forming Maliki's current government after the Iraqi political rivals ended their differences that lasted eight months following the parliamentary elections on March 7, 2011.

Editor: yan
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