UN: Iraq vacuum threatens security

Special envoy to Iraq tells Al Jazeera about dangerous consequences of political stalemate.

    Iraq's parliamentary elections were held on March 7, 2010 but no political party had managed to earn enough seats to form a government alone, rendering a political alliance a must.  

    However, the country's main politicial rivals have yet to agree on the formation of a new government after months of stalled talks.

    In an interview to Al Jazeera, Ed Melkert, the United Nation's special envoy to Iraq, said feuding political leaders must settle their differences because the country's political vacuum is threatening security throughout Iraq.

    Al Jazeera's Omar Al-Saleh reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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