An undated file picture shows top Shiite authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. AFP PHOTO/HO
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Iraq's top Shiite authority has called on the country's leaders to settle their differences in a "realistic and doable" manner and swiftly form a new government, amid a growing Sunni insurgency that threatens to break up the country.Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani next government should be made up of candidates who care about "the country's future and its citizens" regardless of their ethnic and religious affiliations. Al-Karbalaie also called for urgent aid to be airlifted to residents of a small Shiite town which has been besieged by Sunni militants in northern Iraq.
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