Times: Maliki plays from “behind the scenes” and the United States is concerned about the growing influence
The Washington Times: Maliki plays from “behind the scenes” and the United States is concerned about the growing influence
Posted 16/06/2015 12:48 PM
Newspaper “The Washington Times’ reported, citing US and Iraqi officials, that the former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, plays a role of” behind the scenes “to undermine the payment of US President Barack Obama’s administration, in order to more inclusive government in Baghdad.
The newspaper said in the context of the report, I followed squares of liberation, the officials warned that al-Maliki, still plays a role Balkowalas in a bid to return to power in the coming years.
She Washington Times, that the White House and the State Department, grants support to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is seen as a political more moderate compared with the al-Maliki “uncooperative” and “sectarian.”
She added, that al-Abadi, came to power last year on a promise to carry out a guiding role in the Sunni community to confront the organization “Daash”, and the heart of favoritism path of the Shiites, practiced by al-Maliki.
The paper, to it is however not significant progress to achieve this goal over the past year happens, a large aspect of it, due to the internal political resistance to the owners.
She noted that al-Maliki, is still part of the government, as vice president after the Obama administration put pressure on him to resign as president minister, in September last year.
In spite of that many people in Washington, they had hoped that al-Maliki will disappear from the image gradually, but Khaled Mafraji, a Sunni who heads the Iraqi parliament on the regions and provinces, he said that “al-Maliki still controls a lot of power “.
According to the newspaper, that, according to a US official, the al-Maliki also has closer relations Abadi significantly, the Shiite government in Iran in particular, because of his influence on the militias, Shiite political bloc in Baghdad.