Kouchner says world has to work with Maliki

13th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, Sept 13, 2007 (AFP) - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Thursday there was no choice but to work with Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, having previously called for his resignation.

LONDON, Sept 13, 2007 (AFP) - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Thursday there was no choice but to work with Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, having previously called for his resignation.

Asked on BBC radio about a lack of authority in Maliki's administration, Kouchner replied: "I know. The Iraqis told me that but the government is in place and Mr Maliki is the prime minister. We have to work with him.

"There is no choice, we have to work with the Iraqis through the government," he said in the telephone interview.

Kouchner was forced to offer an apology last month for saying Maliki should resign for failing to stem the violence.

AFP

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