8th Summit of IRTVU in Tehran.
Reforms by current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have generated a power struggle in Baghdad, among the Shia power centers that include Islamic Dawa Party, Maliki and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
An Iraqi parliamentary panel called on 16AUG15 for former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and dozens of other top officials to stand trial over the fall of the northern city of Mosul to Islamic State last year.
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri met with Maliki on 17AUG15 in Tehran, with both figures seizing on recent comments made by Raymond Odierno, outgoing U.S. Army chief of staff, which Iranian media characterized as “dividing up Iraq is the only solution to settle crisis in the country.”
Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency, Leader.ir and Mohammad Ali Marizad at Tasnim News Agency