Iraq's incoming prime minister to unveil Cabinet

May 18, 2006 06:13

Iraq's incoming prime minister said he will unveil his Cabinet to parliament this weekend, the first sign that the country may finally be moving ahead with a national unity government after weeks of wrangling. There are hopes that sharing power successfully will help heal the sectarian rift underlying the relentless wave of violence that has swept Iraq since the US-led invasion three years ago and open the way for American troops to begin returning home. But talks were still under way on choices to head the critical ministries of interior and defense, which control the police and army respectively. Without an eventual agreement, no resolution is possible of the basic conflict between Shi'ites and Sunni Arabs.

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