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IRAQ: Kidnapped parliamentarian Tayseer Al- Mashhadani released in Baghdad meets with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Malik

A Sunni Arab lawmaker was released on Saturday (August 26) nearly two months after her kidnapping sparked a political furore in Iraq. State television said after Taiseer Najah al- Mashhadani was released, she met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, who is struggling to deliver on promises of easing sectarian tensions under his national reconciliation drive. "I am joyful and happy because everyone has started to think responsibly and in the best interests of the country and the protection...

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(BN12) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AUGUST 26, 2006) (AGPOOL) MEETING BETWEEN RELEASED KIDNAPPED PARLIAMENTARIAN TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI WITH IRAQI PRIME MINISTER AL MALIKI AND OTHER IRAQI OFFICIALS TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI MORE OF MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NURI AL-MALIKI SAYING: "I am joyful and happy because everyone has started to think responsibly and in the best interests of the country and the protection of its citizens. We are moving away from acts which benefit nobody." IRAQI OFFICIALS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI SAYING: "They (my kidnappers) treated me well. I even used to be able to hear television news bulletins concerning efforts to release me." AL MALIKI LISTENING MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI SAYING: "I do not know what all their (my kidnappers) demands are. But in a general sense, I was able to give them my website address and they gave me theirs. The door is now open for the exchange of ideas so that we can hopefully integr...

(BN12) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AUGUST 26, 2006) (AGPOOL) MEETING BETWEEN RELEASED KIDNAPPED PARLIAMENTARIAN TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI WITH IRAQI PRIME MINISTER AL MALIKI AND OTHER IRAQI OFFICIALS TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI MORE OF MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NURI AL-MALIKI SAYING: "I am joyful and happy because everyone has started to think responsibly and in the best interests of the country and the protection of its citizens. We are moving away from acts which benefit nobody." IRAQI OFFICIALS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI SAYING: "They (my kidnappers) treated me well. I even used to be able to hear television news bulletins concerning efforts to release me." AL MALIKI LISTENING MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TAYSEER AL-MASHHADANI SAYING: "I do not know what all their (my kidnappers) demands are. But in a general sense, I was able to give them my website address and they gave me theirs. The door is now open for the exchange of ideas so that we can hopefully integrate them into the political process." AL MALIKI WALKING OUT OF BUILDING AND INTO CAR

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