Anger at Qatar over Hashimi visit

Iraq's deputy prime minister called on Qatar Monday to hand over Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president to face terror charges, a move likely to further strain ties between Shiite-led Iraq and Gulf Arab states. Hussain al-Shahristani said at a news conference in Baghdad that Qatar's decision to host Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in […]

Sameer N. Yacoub reports for The Associated Press:

Iraq's deputy prime minister called on Qatar Monday to hand over Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president to face terror charges, a move likely to further strain ties between Shiite-led Iraq and Gulf Arab states.

Hussain al-Shahristani said at a news conference in Baghdad that Qatar's decision to host Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in Iraq's government, was "unacceptable."

"Qatar should review its position and send al-Hashemi back to Iraq so that he stands trial," al-Shahristani said.