BAGHDAD—The main Sunni partner in Iraq's Shiite-led coalition
government ended an almost eight-week boycott of cabinet meetings,
dialing down tensions in a crisis that erupted hours after the departure
of the last U.S. soldier in December.
The decision by the Iraqiya political faction on Tuesday followed its
move last week to suspend a boycott of parliament, and comes after
pressure and lobbying by U.S. diplomats in Baghdad and senior officials
in Washington, including Vice President Joe Biden.
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