IYAD ALLAWI, Iraq’s leading secular politician, has agreed to join a government dominated by Shia religious parties, ending nine months of political wrangling.
Following a meeting late on Tuesday with his rival prime minister designate Nuri al-Maliki, Mr Allawi said, “We reached a joint vision. Each of us has experience that complements the other.”
Mr Maliki said, “There are great challenges and we have the ability to confront all these challenges.”
Mr Allawi’s spokeswoman Maysoun Damlouji said he expected to wield broad powers as head of the National Council for Strategic Policies, a 20-member body comprised of senior politicians designed to scrutinise and approve the prime minister’s key security and foreign policy decisions.
So do you think that's the hardest problem Nouri's going to face because I really think there's going to be some huge problems in the lead up to December 25th.
From April 25, that's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Iraq's Got Tyrants."
Here's C.I's "Iraq snapshot:"