Monday, November 24, 2008

Jordan's King 'Abdullah Meets with the Iraqi Speaker of Parliament in 'Amman

The Jordanian king, 'Abdullah II, meets with Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, in the Jordanian capital city of 'Amman. Al-Mashhadani was born in Kadhimiyya, a predominantly Arab Shi'i district in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad. He is a member of the Iraqi Accord Front, a mainly Arab Sunni party, and is a vocal opponent of continued U.S. occupation of Iraq. He is also known for his sectarian political leanings, and has led his Sunni Arab parliamentarians on several walk-outs of the parliament in protest.

FROM: جريدة بدر العراقية , Jar'ida Badr al-'Iraqiyya, the official newspaper of the Supreme Islamic Iraq Council, one of the largest and most powerful
Arab Shi'i parties in Iraq.

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