Iraqi anti-government protesters hold defaced posters of Basra governor Assaad al-Aidani, which say “rejected by the people” in Arabic, during a demonstration in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Iraqi president Barham Saleh threatens to quit as he rejects pro-Iran bloc’s pick for prime minister

  • Leader says appointing Basra governor Asaad al-Aidani would not placate protesters or help end weeks of unrest
  • Announcement comes as anti-government demonstrators block roads and bridges after torching several buildings overnight
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Iraqi anti-government protesters hold defaced posters of Basra governor Assaad al-Aidani, which say “rejected by the people” in Arabic, during a demonstration in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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