In a lengthy answer… Al-Sadr responds to demands to end his retirement from political work

In a lengthy answer… Al-Sadr responds to demands to end his retirement from political work

2024-01-09 13:10

In a lengthy answer... Al-Sadr responds to demands to end his retirement from political workShafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, confirmed today, Tuesday, his position of refusing to engage again in political action in Iraq, strongly denouncing the continued spread of “corruption” within the country.

This came in a lengthy response to demands urging him to return to the political process, according to what Al-Sadr published on the “X – Twitter” website previously.

Al-Sadr wrote, defending his movement, “After many thought that the reasons for the failure of successive governments in Iraq were the existence of what they call the (Sadr movement), and the fact that its presence therein creates disagreements between the government parties, or what they claim is the presence of corruption within the movement and infallibility in the rest.” Parties belong to some with hateful hearts and vengeful minds. After our withdrawal from the corruption of the government and the corrupt government, it became clear to them that failure, delay, dependency, poverty, tyranny over the necks of the poor, the spread of militia terrorism, and abandonment of rights and appeasement with the occupier became apparent to them.”

He added, “Some of them were certain (..) that the movement was innocent of what was attributed to it from the tongues of lies, hypocrisy, quackery, pages of sedition, and pretenders to the doctrine (..) in order to share power, and elections that the people abandoned against the will of the corrupt,” in reference to the Shiite political parties opposed to the Sadrist movement.

The Sadrist movement, under the guidance of its leader Muqtada al-Sadr, boycotted the local elections that took place in Iraq at the end of 2023.

Al-Sadr also said, “I do not mean a specific party. Everyone is either corrupt or allied with the corrupt, even those who demanded reform a while ago or allied with reform a while ago.”

On June 15, 2022, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, said that he had decided to withdraw from the political process in the country and not to participate in any future elections so as not to partner with “corrupt” politicians.

After the withdrawal of the Sadrists, the coordination framework, which includes all the Shiite forces except the Sadrist movement, was able to form the government in agreement with the Kurdish and Sunni blocs, in October 2022, headed by Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.

The leader of the Sadrist movement went on to say, “Today, many people are asking me to stand up after they complained about my frequent retirement, and then to come back. What a surprise, then what a surprise.”

He continued by saying: “Yes, they are demanding that I change after they abandoned me, and the migration of the reform revolution and its green tent, and they thought poorly of me, and thought that I was seeking power or rule, so I seek refuge in God from the power of corruption.”

After announcing the results of the legislative elections that took place in 2021, the young Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr formed an alliance called “Saving the Homeland” with the Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc, and the “Sovereignty” alliance, which included Sunni blocs led by the politician Khamis Al-Khanjar and the sacked Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi. .

The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the movement failed to form the new federal government as a result of the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court regarding the so-called blocking third in the contract. The session to elect the President of the Republic, paving the way for the nomination of the Prime Minister.