Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for government agreement

(AGI) Karbala (Iraq), June 27 - Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, thehighest Shiite religious authority in Iraq, has urged thecountry's political leaders to come together and reach anagreement to form a government to counter the advance of Sunniextremists. "What is required of the political blocs is toagree on the three (posts) within the remaining days to thisdate," Sistani's spokesman Abdul Mehdi Karbalai said in asermon on Friday, referring to Tuesday's constitutionaldeadline for parliament to meet. . .

(AGI) Karbala (Iraq), June 27 - Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, thehighest Shiite religious authority in Iraq, has urged thecountry's political leaders to come together and reach anagreement to form a government to counter the advance of Sunniextremists. "What is required of the political blocs is toagree on the three (posts) within the remaining days to thisdate," Sistani's spokesman Abdul Mehdi Karbalai said in asermon on Friday, referring to Tuesday's constitutionaldeadline for parliament to meet. . .