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US uneasy over Iraq’s new prime minister

In happier times, Washington and Tehran might well have zeroed in on Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as their consensus candidate for the post of Iraq’s prime minister. Why not? He was opposed to Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship – although, unlike most Shiite politicians who fled from Saddam’s tyranny, he never lived in Iran but chose the United […]