Iraq cabinet approves troop agreement with U.S.

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By Adam Ashton
McClatchy Newspapers
Nov. 16, 2008

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s cabinet today approved a security pact that calls for Americans to withdraw from the country within three years. That action sets up a final vote on the agreement in Iraq’s parliament.

Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki built political momentum for the agreement through the weekend, declaring his support and helping persuade leading Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani to give it the green light on Saturday.

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