Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Iraq's national reconciliation conference is posponed

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s hopes to build wider political consensus in the Iraqi parliament have been thwarted once more by the indefinite postponement of the national reconciliation conference planned for Saturday, October 21. The Associated Press reported that the Ministry of State for National Dialogue cited “emergency reasons” for delaying the event. Mounting levels of sectarian and insurgent-led violence have plagued the Iraqi people since the adoption of the new Constitution exactly a year ago.

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