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    ​Current Prime Minister of Iraq resigns

    The US, EU, UN, the Arab League, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have already supported appointment of a new Prime Minister

    Baku. 15 August. REPORT.AZ/ Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki recognizes his successor Haidar al-Abadi and resigns as a Head of government, Report informs citing RIA Novosti.

    National television has announced, that al-Maliki rejected the claims to the appointment of a new Prime Minister.

    Iraqi President Fouad Maasum August 11 formally requested the candidate from the largest Shiite parliamentary association "National Alliance" Haidar al-Abadi to form a government. Then al-Maliki claimed that the president's actions violated of the constitution; refused to recognize the legality of the appointment of al-Abadi and addressed with appropriate action in the Federal Court.

    The appointment of Al-Abadi has already been supported by the US, the EU, the UN, the Arab League, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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