Home > News > World
Monday August 11, 2014 MYT 8:50:02 AM
Monday August 11, 2014 MYT 8:51:22 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States "fully supports" Iraqi President Fouad Masoum as the guarantor Iraq's constitution, the State Department said on Sunday after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki accused Masoum of violating the constitution.
"We reject any effort to achieve outcomes through coercion or manipulation of the constitutional or judicial process," Marie Harf, deputy spokeswoman of the State Department, said in a statement.
She said the United States is closely monitoring the situation in Iraq and is in touch with Iraqi leaders.
Special forces loyal to Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said.
(Reporting by the Washington Breaking News Team; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Cecil the lion case charts new territory for U.S. wildlife law
Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong clues
Kerry says to discuss South China Sea tensions with China's Wang
New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts in Afghan insurgency
Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia
How to manage your project cashflow
Former Cardiff boss Solskjaer in talks with Toronto - agent
Bridging brand gap with smart analytics
Poignant portraits of patients
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)