Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

August 25, 2014 12:20 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate called on the countries numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently on Monday, adding that discussions between political rivals to form a new government were "constructive and positive."

The comments by Haider al-Abadi came at his first press conference since accepting the nomination to be Iraq's next prime minister, underlining how he is attempting to address the worries of the country's Sunnis, who say that Shiite militias are targeting them in religiously-mixed areas.

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