BAGHDAD - In the restaurant of the newly opened Lebanese Club, an expensive and modern restaurant in the popular Arasat neighborhood, leaders of Iraq's new government met Thursday for a conference to discuss the key factors in ensuring the country's prosperous future.
"It is an undeniable fact that there is need for a huge amount of money for Iraq in order to compensate what it has lost and has missed for years," said new transportation minister Hadi al-Ameri. "Iraq, with the determination of the national coalition government, wants to improve and develop its sources of revenues."
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