이라크의 누리 알-말리키 총리와 자랄 탈라바니 대통령은 시아파와 쿠르드 족의 새로운 정치 동맹을 발표했습니다.
시아파의 말리키 총리와 쿠르드 족인 탈라바니 대통령은 16일 바그다드에서 열린 기자회견에서 동맹 결성 사실을 공개했습니다.
탈라바니 대통령은 수니파인 타레트 알-하쉐미 부통령은 합류를 거부했다고 말하면서, 그러나 문호는 아직도 열려 있다고 덧붙였습니다.
Iraq's prime minister and president have announced a new political alliance of mainstream Shi'ite and Kurdish parties that does not include any Sunni groups.
Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Kurdish President Jalal Talabani unveiled the partnership today (Thursday) at a news conference in Baghdad.
Mr. Talabani said his Sunni deputy, Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, refused to join the group. But the president said the door remains open.
Hashemi's Iraqi Accordance Front is the main Sunni bloc in parliament. Its withdrawal from Mr. Maliki's Cabinet earlier this month left his unity government in crisis.
The Shi'ite members of the new alliance include Mr. Maliki's Dawa Party and the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC) of Vice President Adel Abdel-Mahdi.
The alliance also includes two Kurdish factions - Mr. Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and the Kurdish Democratic Party (PDK) of Massud Barzani.