Iraq Lawmakers Deny Parliament Is Set to Be Dissolved

Two Iraqi officials denied a television report that the parliament will be dissolved within 48 hours, leaving Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to govern as a caretaker.

Al-Arabiya television cited a statement it said was issued by the prime minister’s State of Law bloc. The report was disputed today by Khalid al-Asadi, a lawmaker who is a senior member of that bloc.