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Iraqi Parliament To Meet Early Next Week

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July 09, 2014 AT 5:47 AM
Iraq's parliament Tuesday officially rescheduled its next session for early next week after criticism over initial plans for a five-week break, amid pressure for political leaders to agree on a new government that can confront militants who have overrun much of the country's north and west. Acting parliament speaker Mahdi al-Hafidh said in a statement that after considering the "national interests," the next session will be on Sunday instead of Aug. 12. He warned that any delay in forming a new government "will jeopardize Iraq's security and democracy and will increase the suffering of Iraqis."