Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (unseen) in Baghdad, on June 23, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (unseen) in Baghdad, on June 23, 2014 © Brendan Smialowski - AFP
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (unseen) in Baghdad, on June 23, 2014
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Last updated: July 5, 2014

Iraq PM "will never give up" on third term bid

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki insisted Friday on seeking a third term in office, defying growing domestic and foreign pressure for him to step aside.

"I will never give up on my candidacy for the post of prime minister," Maliki said in a statement.

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