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Hizbullah urges Iraqis to reject US military pact
by via Daily Star, Lebanon
Saturday Nov 22nd, 2008 7:45 AM
Saturday, November 22, 2008 : Hizbullah urged Iraqi Parliament members on Thursday to reject the military pact with the United States. The pact harms "Iraq's future, sovereignty and population unity. It legitimizes US presence in Iraq," Hizbullah said in a statement. "This pact in its present form will damage Iraq and let 'occupation forces' rob the country," the statement said.
"The [US] occupation should not be rewarded, it should receive no prizes," it added. "Its unconditional departure is of great benefit for Iraqis." Hizbullah said that if Iraq adopts this "brave and historic decision, it will enjoy stability and unity."

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