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Iraq Government Looks to End Impasse in Najaf

The interim Iraqi government has sent a delegation to Najaf for talks with radical Shiite cleric and insurgent leader Muqtada al-Sadr, looking for a peaceful resolution to the current standoff with U.S.-led forces. NPR's Alex Chadwick discusses the situation with Los Angeles Times reporter Ed Sanders, who spoke with Iraqi government delegates as they traveled to the Islamic holy city.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.