The Iraqi prime minister said neighboring states are meddling in his country's internal affairs in a bid to influence domestic politics after the March 7 elections. According to the AP, Nouri al-Maliki told a government committee meeting on Monday that he was upset to hear representatives of neighboring states talking on television as if they were Iraq's "guardians."
According to him, other countries should not interfere in Iraqi affairs.
Meanwhile, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday said King Abdullah voiced his wish for a government comprising all Iraq's politicians after the recent general election. "The aspiration of all Arabs is that all Iraqis will participate in the running of their country," said the king, according to a statement issued by Talabani's office.
"The king said that Saudi Arabia stands at the same distance from all Iraqi parties and that the kingdom supports Iraq without interfering in its internal affairs," the statement added.
Talabani was greeted at Riyadh international airport by Foreign Minister Prince