Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ‘will not go quietly,’ foes and friends say

By Liz Sly, June 21, 2014

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will not readily surrender power and is unlikely to do so unless chief ally Iran insists that he go, Maliki’s foes and supporters are warning as pressure mounts on the embattled Iraqi leader to make concessions to rivals or step aside.

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