Text of report by Iraqi government-controlled Al-Iraqiyah TV on 28 May
[Interview with Wa'il Abd-al-Latif, member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, via satellite from Baghdad, by Ghassan Adnan in the studio - live]
[Adnan] Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has described Saudi stands on Iraq as negative despite the positive initiatives launched by the government to establish a normal and positive relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He regretted the fact that these initiatives were interpreted negatively and viewed as signs of weakness.
In a statement posted on the website of the National Media Centre, Al-Maliki affirmed that Iraq was successful in opening up to most states. He reiterated his readiness to accept a relevant Saudi initiative as the government has run out of initiatives, and as it is useless to launch fresh initiatives unless such …