Veteran Peacemakers O'Malley, Maharaj on Iraq Veteran peace negotiator Padraig O'Malley worked on the conflicts in Northern Ireland and South Africa. Mac Maharaj played a role in the latter nation's anti-apartheid movement. Both took part in recent closed-door negotiations in Finland, aimed at bringing reconciliation among rival factions in Iraq.
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Veteran Peacemakers O'Malley, Maharaj on Iraq

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Satyandranath Ragunanan "Mac" Maharaj stepped down as South Africa's transport minister when Thabo Mbeki replaced Nelson Mandela as president. African National Congress hide caption

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Padraig O'Malley has aided peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, South Africa and most recently, Iraq. Seppo Samuli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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