The UN warned politicians must quickly form a new government or risk “chaos”.
It is a coup against the constitution and the political process, says PM Maliki.
Pushes army out of Ana, located on strategic supply route to Syria, and Rutba
The reclusive Sistani, who heads a council of senior clerics, also said Iraq’s next government must be “effective” and avoid “past mistakes.
US officials castigated PM Nuri al-Maliki, publicly echoing long-held criticisms among his domestic opponents of sectarianism.