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Iraq Sunni bloc close rejoining government

1/07/2008 - 14:08

By Mohammed Abbas and Wisam Mohammed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's main Sunni Arab bloc is close torejoining the Shi'ite-led government, officials said onTuesday, a move that would amount to a long-awaited politicalbreakthrough.

Getting the Accordance Front to return to government afterit quit nearly a year ago is widely seen as a key step inreconciling feuding factions after years of sectarian conflict.Sunni Arabs have little voice in the current cabinet, which isdominated by Shi'ites and ethnic Kurds.

Asked if the Front was set to rejoin, spokesman Salimal-Jubouri said: "Yes. Many of our demands have been executed... sharing of responsibili °


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