Iraqi PM al-Maliki sets conditions for ending Shiite militant crackdown

Iraq's prime minister has set four conditions for stopping a government-led crackdown against radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia and other illegally armed groups. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says the groups must hand over heavy and medium weapons. He says they must cease interference in the work and affairs of the state as well as the security forces. And he says they must hand over all wanted people and present lists of names of people involved in violence.