Iraq’s Maliki calls for debt cancellation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on the international community on Thursday to cancel the country’s debt and end sanctions imposed during Saddam Hussein’s rule.

“We call on our brothers, friends and partners…to commit to supporting Iraq’s sovereignty and banning interference in its internal affairs and to end the international sanctions that were imposed on Iraq because of the previous regime and to write off debts,” he told a conference in Stockholm.

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