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Iraq / Crisis #1123830

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jun 15, 2014
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(Atlanta: Michael Holmes) Dissatisfaction with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over his sectarianism amid the advance of ISIS toward Baghdad noted. [Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad ALLAWI†- says corruption is thriving and the economy is stagnant.] Live telephone discussion held with Human Rights Watch Sarah Leah Whitson† about al-Maliki’s relationship with the US. [Voice of WHITSON – says the US has continued to support and arm al-Maliki despite his broken promises to the Iraqi people; says he must give the Sunnis a reason to believe in this government and to reject ISIS.] Clip of 2012 report from CNN reporter Frederik Pleitgen shown. [In clip, Human Rights Watch Haifa YASIN†- says there needs to be a message from the top that these abuses will no longer be tolerated.] [WHITSON – says the US has failed by supporting Maliki while he carried out a formula that led to this crisis.]

(Studio: Ana Cabrera) The fall of Tal Afar noted. Live discussion held with former NCIS special agent in charge Robert McFadden† about how far ISIS will go in Iraq. [McFadden – says Syria may be a frame of reference; expresses concern about the increasing amount of resources for ISIS.]

Holmes, Michael;
Cabrera, Ana

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