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  8/12/2014, Av 16, 5774

Iranian Official Applauds Appointment of New Iraqi PM

A senior member of the Iranian government applauded the appointment of Iraq’s new Prime Minister-elect, Khadr al-Abadi, Iranian media report.

Senior Iranian officials had previously expressed their beliefs that the current Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, cannot keep the country united and that another leader must be found to lead Iraq against the threat of Islamic extremism.