So, what lies behind al-Maliki's statements? Is he exporting his troubles across the border? Or is it a reflection of his fears that his base is not as solid as he proclaims?
Inside Iraq is joined by Saad al-Muttalibi, a political advisor to the Iraqi ministry of national dialogue, and Thabet Salem, a Syrian journalist, to discuss.
This episode of Inside Iraq aired from Friday, May 7, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera