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After Ballot Box Fire, Iraqi Cleric Sadr Warns of Civil War

Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Monday to unite rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, a message apparently meant to defuse political tension after a ballot box storage depot caught fire. Certain parties are trying to drag Iraq into civil war, Sadr said, adding that he would not participate in one. Parliament has mandated a manual recount of the election in which a number of parties alleged fraud. A storage site holding...

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