Nouri Maliki said Iraq's new president had violated the constitution
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Nouri Maliki: Iraqi president 'breached constitution'

Security forces loyal to Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki have appeared in force in the capital Baghdad after he went on state TV to criticise the president.

Mr Maliki is seeking a third term but has faced calls to step down amid the jihadist insurgency in the north.

In a surprise speech late on Sunday, Mr Maliki resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new president of violating the constitution.

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