MP, Sadiq al-Labban, of the State of Law Coalition said that "The meeting held earlier between the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, and the leader within the Iraqiya Slate, Salih al-Mutleg, came as a step to prepare for the latter's attendance of the sessions of the Council of Ministers."

Labban added "We hope Mutleg to play positive role during his presence in the Cabinet's sessions," noting that "There is no any problem about his return to the CoM as long as it comes consistent with the Council of Ministers."

"What happened previously was due to the incompatibility between Maliki and Mutleg and the continuing statements by Mutleg which irritated Maliki who considered them as impediments to the political process," Labban confirmed.

It is worth to mention that the PM Maliki has met in his office with the leader in the Iraqiya Slate, Salih al-Mutleg, on last Tuesday.