Iraqi cleric: Iraqis should unite instead of seeking repeat of election

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis on Monday to unite instead of burning ballot boxes and seeking to repeat a May 12 election that has heightened tensions.
“Stop fighting for seats, posts, gains, influence, power, and rulership," he wrote in an article published by his office, a day after a storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from the election caught fire.