Bush and Maliki to meet amid mounting crisis

US President George W. Bush and Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki are to hold crisis talks Wednesday as both struggle to put their war strategy back on course after suffering sharp political setbacks.

Bush and Maliki to meet amid mounting crisis

At this week's summit in the Jordanian capital Amman the embattled leaders will seek new ways to halt Iraq's seemingly inexorable slide into sectarian bloodshed and revive their own flagging partnership.

The meeting comes as both are under mounting pressure to change course.

This month, US voters lambasted Bush's Iraq strategy at the polls and the lame duck Republican leader will now finish the last two years of his term in office under the scrutiny of a skeptical Democratic Congress.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16