Iraq PM calls for tribes to renounce 'killers'

BAGHDAD Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:03am EDT

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on Wednesday for his country's tribes to renounce Sunni militants who have taken major cities in a week-long offensive.

"I call upon the tribes to renounce those who are killers and criminals who represent foreign agendas," he said in a televised speech.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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