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UN to review reports of Saudi support for terrorism in Iraq
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Iraq99(5).jpgUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is considering reviewing reports of Saudi Arabia’s support to terrorist groups in Iraq with the Security Council, media reports say.
According to RT Arabic, Ban touched on the issue during his talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
According to Iraqi media reports, one of the terrorist elements arrested in the country has confessed that Saudi Arabia is providing financial aid to al-Qaeda-linked militants fighting the Iraqi army.
Meanwhile, reports indicate that Iraqi PM is embracing the Sunni Muslim tribal fighters whose role in combating al-Qaeda he had allowed to wither after U.S. troops left two years ago.
"Those people contribute to achieving security and the government has to take care of them," he the 63-year-old Maliki, who has been in office since 2006, told Reuters on Sunday.
Any tribesmen fighting alongside the Iraqi army against al Qaeda would be considered part of Sahwa (Awakening).
"They will get regular salaries and will be recognized by the government as security personnel and will get all the benefits of the security forces members," he said.
Maliki also said that the weapons and machinery used by the al-Qaeda in Iraq are mostly smuggled from Libya. 

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