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WAR: Jordan King: 'Only Extremists will gain from Iraq Elections'

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posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 07:58 PM
Jordan's King Abdullah has told a French newspaper that only extremists will gain from Iraq’s proposed January elections if the security situation remains the same. The King is regarded as one of America’s key allies in the region.
Jordan's King Abdullah has said it will be impossible to hold fair elections in Iraq in the current state of chaos.

He told the French newspaper Le Figaro that only extremists would gain if the elections went ahead in January without the security situation improving.

Correspondents say these were remarkably frank comments from a man Washington regards as one of its key allies in the Middle East.

US and interim Iraqi leaders both insist that elections will go ahead.

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I know this was yesterday but I didn't see it anywhere and it's a bit more to the point than Rumsfeld's latest noises on the election.

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[edit on 28-9-2004 by kegs]

[edit on 30-9-2004 by Banshee]


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