Obama Hails “Step Forward” for Iraqi Government

President Barack Obama said in a statement on Monday that Iraq took a “promising step forward” by designating a new prime minister, NBC News reported. Obama encouraged designated prime minister, Haider al-Abadi to form a new government that represents all Iraqis. The Obama administration has signaled a loss of faith in current prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has rejected the new designation.

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