Iraqi gov't: UN human rights report 'unbalanced'

The United Nations released a human rights report Wednesday saying sectarian violence continued to kill a large number of Iraqi civilians in Sunni Arab and Shi'ite neighborhoods of Iraq's capital despite the 10-week-old Baghdad security plan. The Iraqi government called the assessment "inaccurate" and "unbalanced" and warned it put the UN's credibility at stake. The criticism came after the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq decided to exclude the usual civilian casualty figures in the 30-page report, saying the government had failed to provide them. The Iraqi government said the report was "inaccurate" and "lacks credibility in many of its points," according to a statement issued by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office. It did not elaborate on which points.