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Wataniya, Qarrar will form new political Sunni alliance: leader

Abd Dhiab al-Ogaily

Leader within al-Qarrar Alliance, Abd Dhiab al-Ogaily said on Saturday that his alliance, which is led by former parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi will form a new political Sunni alliance with Ayad Allawi's al-Wataniya Coalition.

Ogaily added that talks are being currently held in order to convince other Sunni blocs to join the new alliance, pointing out that al-Qarrar and al-Wataniya will announce the formation of the new alliance within days.

He noted that the new alliance will include most of Iraqi Sunni blocs, adding that this alliance will be responsible for negotiating with Kurdish and Shiite blocs over the formation of the new Iraqi government and the parliament's largest bloc.