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Iraqis show resentment for price hikes

01-31-2011 08:18 BJT

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Iraqis in the capital Baghdad have expressed resentment about price hikes in essential commodities and foodstuffs. They appealed to the government to improve the situation and put an end to the increases.

Iraqis, have long suffered from high unemployment, poverty and endemic corruption. So now they're calling on their government to take notice.

The resentment comes as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki grapples with complaints, that he's failed to provide basic services and security. But US officials have warned, that poor services, such as electricity and water, pose one of the greatest threats to Iraq's shaky peace.

A report released on Sunday by the US reconstruction, watchdog-agency, notes, Iraqi officials, are trying to improve the nation's electricity grid. But, the report acknowledges that achieving this, will be costly and difficult.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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