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New PM says will seek 'balance' in foreign relations


New Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the Iraqi people have not yet achieved their aspiration and dreams, as he gave a speech after he was appointed by the president.


Kadhimi considered naming him for the post a "difficult national test," adding that success will not be an individual task.


We will seek "balance" in our foreign relations and we will aim for encouraging investment and diversifying economy, he said.


Kadhimi added that weapons should be in the government's hands not other individuals or groups.