Sunnis pull out of al Maliki’s Iraq government

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The main Sunni Arab political bloc quit the Iraqi cabinet on Wednesday, plunging the government into crisis on a day when suicide bombers killed more than 70 people with massive strikes in the capital.

The Sunni Accordance Front said its five cabinet members and deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zobaie would resign from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki‘s government.

“This is probably the most serious political crisis we have faced since the passage of the constitution. If unresolved the implications are grave,” the remaining deputy prime minister, Barhim Salih, a Kurd, told Reuters.

It seems likely that the al Maliki is going to fall; I look for some sort of US sponsored event in the next few days.

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