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A show of strength for the Sadrists in “Saddam’s Celebration Square”


The United Nations enters the line of crisis between the “current” and “the framework”

The leader of the “Sadr movement” Muqtada al-Sadr once again demonstrated yesterday (Friday) his mobilizing force in the Iraqi street, with tens of thousands of his supporters participating in a unified prayer in the celebrations square, during the era of the late President Saddam Hussein, in Baghdad, as the sermon focused on attacking political parties. Which works for the benefit of external parties, “especially the Shiite political class, who lacked confidence in them, and were rejected by the reference in Najaf.”

At this time, the United Nations in Iraq, through its representative in Baghdad, Jeanine Plasschaert, entered the escalating political crisis between the “Sadr movement” and the Shiite “coordinating framework”.

Plasschaert met al-Sadr in his office in Najaf yesterday, and said that the meeting “was positive”, and that she “discussed with al-Sadr the political crisis in Iraq.” The day before yesterday, Blackshart met with Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the “Al-Fateh Alliance”, where she stressed “the need to stabilize the political situation in Iraq and reach common solutions that satisfy all parties.” The head of the “Popular Mobilization”, Faleh al-Fayyad, announced that “the forces of the coordination framework authorized the leader of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri to conduct negotiations with al-Sadr, but the final decision remains in the hands of the leadership of the coordination framework.”

Regarding the position on Al-Sadr’s call to dissolve parliament, Al-Fayyad said that the current government is a caretaker government, and therefore does not have the power to dissolve parliament, pointing out that “the coordination framework has not yet taken its official position on the issue of holding early parliamentary elections.”

In addition, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi announced yesterday his support for dissolving parliament and holding early elections, and this would strengthen al-Sadr’s position in his confrontation with the “coordinating framework” forces.

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