Iraq's prime minister warned on Wednesday that insurgents will try to undermine the country's democracy in the run-up to January's general elections. According to the AP, Nouri al-Maliki told tribal leaders from Baghdad's Shiite Sadr City district that maintaining security would remain his top priority.
"What has been achieved in the field of security needs to be safeguarded since the enemy is continuing to try and undermine the political process especially now that elections are imminent," said al-Maliki. "The enemy does not want the election to be held in a climate of stability in which voters can make the best choice," stressed the Iraqi leader.
"The task of maintaining security must remain at the top of our priorities," said al-Maliki.