Iraqi PM Says He Will Not Seek 3rd Term

Iraqi PM Says He Will Not Seek 3rd Term

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will not run for a third term in 2014, an adviser said Saturday, limiting himself in the name of democracy while keeping a wary eye on the popular anger at governments across the Middle East.

Al-Maliki, a Shiite, narrowly held onto a second four-year term despite falling short in national elections last year. His successor will be the first to lead without U.S. military help since the fall of Saddam Hussein after American troops fully withdraw as planned by the end of this year.

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