Close to him: Al-Sadr is ready to postpone the majority government for years, provided that Al-Maliki does not participate in it

Close to him: Al-Sadr is ready to postpone the majority government for years, provided that Al-Maliki does not participate in it

2022-02-09 03:11

Close to him - Al-Sadr is ready to postpone the majority government for years provided that Al-Maliki does not participate in itShafaq News/ A close associate of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, revealed on Wednesday that the decision to exclude the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki in the new government, “will not be retracted” regardless of Iranian pressures.

Al-Sadr seeks to form a national majority government by excluding some forces from it, led by the State of Law coalition led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, unlike the rest of the Shiite forces within the coordination framework that demand a consensual government in which all political forces in Parliament participate, similar to previous sessions.

Al-Sadr blames Al-Maliki, who headed the government for two consecutive terms (2006-2014), for rampant corruption and acts of violence, in addition to the ISIS invasion of a third of Iraq in the summer of 2014.

A close associate of al-Sadr told Shafaq News Agency, “The leader of the Sadrist movement is ready to postpone his own project to form a majority government, which he is working on with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Sovereignty Alliance and other independent deputies for another four years, provided that the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, is involved in the government.” This decision is completely irreversible.”

And he indicated that “political and Iranian pressures are being exerted on al-Sadr, in order to abandon the majority government and form a government in which all Shiite political forces participate, including al-Maliki and his coalition, but this is what al-Sadr rejects.” Al-Hanana in this, as Al-Sadr confirmed that he is ready to go to the opposition, in exchange for not forming any government other than the government of the majority.”

Yesterday, Tuesday, an informed political source revealed to Shafaq News Agency the content of the meeting that brought together Muqtada al-Sadr with the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Ismail Qaani, in Al-Hanana in Najaf.

He said that Qaani handed al-Sadr a message from Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, in which he stressed the need to unify the Shiite political house with all its forces, and stress the sanctity of dismantling this house, under any circumstances.

The source added, that al-Sadr informed Qaani, by conveying a message to Khamenei that he is proceeding with the majority government project, with the participation of parties from the coordination framework, not the entire framework, and specifically the rejection of the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, who Khamenei confirms on his participation or not the framework will go with the government. new”.

After his meeting with Qaani, al-Sadr confirmed his adherence to the formation of a majority government through a tweet in which he wrote, “No Eastern, not Western… a national majority government.”

The Sadrist bloc topped the October 10 elections, with 73 seats, followed by the Progress Alliance with 37, the State of Law coalition with 33, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 31.

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