Iraq: Sunni MP quits politics, joining resistance

Sunni legislator Abdul-Nasser al-Janabi said Saturday he is quitting parliament and joining the "resistance" because the political process has failed. Al-Janabi, a member of the Iraqi Accordance Front, said "there is no alternative in Iraq other than quitting the political process and returning to armed resistance" because the Americans and Iranians are running Iraq. He spoke to Al-Jazeera television from Amman, Jordan. His decision came a day after his bloc suspended its participation in Cabinet meetings to protest the way Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki handled legal proceedings against one of their Sunni colleagues.