US VP Biden visits Iraq

U.S. Vice President arrived in Iraq as heightened tensions following an inconclusive election in March.

US VP Biden visits Iraq

 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Saturday as heightened tensions following an inconclusive election in March raised questions about U.S. plans to end combat operations next month.

Biden was expected to hold talks with Iraqi leaders amid an ongoing deadlock, four months after the vote, over forming the country's next government.

No clear winner emerged from Iraq's March 7 parliamentary election.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition won 89 seats, compared to 91 seats for a rival coalition led by former prime minister Ayad Allawi.

Neither group won a clear majority, leading to extensive negotiations and wrangling to find allies to form the next government.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2010, 17:56
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