Iraqi PM Urged To Resign Over Basra Unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has been urged by other political leaders to resign over the outbreak of deadly unrest in the southern port city of Basra."We demand the government apologize to the people and resign immediately," said Hassan al-Aquli, a spokesman for the political list of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, which won the most seats in the May elections.The Conquest Alliance list, the second-leading bloc in parliament, also called on Abadi to resign, shortly after an emergency meeting of the parliament to discuss the unrest in Basra, where 12 protesters were killed, the Iranian Consulate and other government buildings were torched, and the airport was hit by rockets.

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