CAIRO, April 27 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil
Al-Araby is making consultations for choosing an Arab envoy for Iraq to act as
a facilitator with all political leaders there, a diplomatic source said.
The Arab move mainly aims to ease out political tensions following an Iraqi
army attack on a sit-in protest in southwest Kirkuk on Tuesday, which left
scores of protesters and troops dead or wounded, the source, on anonymity,
The prospective envoy for Iraq is likely to be from Egypt, the source said,
voicing Al-Araby's concern over the current volatile situation in Iraq.
The chief of the Arab League had called on the Iraqi government and
political groups to immediately contain the crisis triggered off by the army
attack on protesters in order to wriggle out of negative reflections on the
Iraqi national fabric as well as the security and stability of Iraq and the
Al-Araby had also demanded an urgent transparent investigation into the
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