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Iraq Government Talks Off to Slow Start

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Iraq Government Talks Off to Slow Start

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Iraq Government Talks Off to Slow Start

Iraq Government Talks Off to Slow Start

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Efforts to gather a new goverment are under way in Iraq, but the process is slowed by the diversity of competing interests. Shia leaders were absent from a meeting in Nasiriyah this week, saying they wouldn't take part in talks led by the U.S. military. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and NPR's Mike Shuster.

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