AP Interview: Iraq's Al-Maliki Denies Seeking Comeback

February 2, 2015 1:40 PM

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Iraq's former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday denied he is seeking a political comeback, despite frequent appearances in local media and a recent high-profile visit to influential neighboring Iran.

Al-Maliki, who stepped aside last year after being widely blamed for the Islamic State group's takeover of a third of Iraq, told The Associated Press he has no intention of returning to the office he held for eight years unless the people desire it. "If the Iraqi people decide to elect me...I won't ...

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