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US urges Iraqi government formation as stalemate drags on

The deadlock has left Iraq without a new budget amid the economic uncertainty stemming from Russia's war in Ukraine.
Iraq politics

The Biden administration called for Iraqi leaders to swiftly end the political stalemate that has paralyzed the government for the past six months and hindered Iraq’s economic recovery. 

“It is time for Iraq’s leaders to form a government," said Jennifer Gavito, the State Department's deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran. 

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