Iraq Ayatollah calls for new parliament to start work without delay

BAGHDAD, June 20 Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:32am EDT

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BAGHDAD, June 20 (Reuters) - Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani called Friday for the newly elected parliament to begin work and start the process of forming the next government without delay.

Sistani's sermon, read by his representative at the Imam Hussein shrine in Kerbala, called for parliament to convene after Iraq's federal court ratified the results this week.

(Reporting By Raheem Salman, Editing by Ned Parker and Alison Williams)