April 29, 2020 / 3:39 PM / a month ago

Pompeo says Iraqi leaders must drop sectarian quota system to help form new govt

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders must put aside a sectarian quota system and make compromises to help the formation of a government and help the bilateral relationship between Washington and Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, Iraq’s president named intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate, the third person tapped to lead Iraq in just 10 weeks as it struggles to replace a government that fell last year after months of deadly protests.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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