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Why Jordan thinks Baathists belong in Iraqi reconciliation

Jordan is playing an important role as mediator in Iraq's national reconciliation efforts.
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BAGHDAD — As fierce fighting continues against the Islamic State for the city of Mosul, political leaders are working to piece the fragments of a shattered Iraq back together.

During the Dec. 7 visit of Ammar al-Hakim, the head of the National Iraqi Alliance, to Amman, Jordan's King Abdullah examined details of a document known as the Historical Settlement, which the alliance has adopted with the goal of achieving national reconciliation in Iraq.

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