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The New York Times: Sadr has become for many Iraqis a symbol of patriotism and reforms

The New York Times reported that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, has become for many Iraqis a symbol of patriotism and reforms needed by the country.

She explained in a report the reasons for Mr. Sadr’s victory in the recent parliamentary elections in Iraq.

She noted that Mr. Sadr has reached a series of internal and external political alliances, perhaps the most important of which is the understanding with the Saudi Arabia, which enjoys its support, through which he received the support of the United States of America after the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was given the task of understanding with Mr. Sadr on her behalf.

The New York Times quoted a White House official as saying that the administration was no longer concerned about Moqtada al-Sadr, thanks to Washington’s allies in the Gulf, Iran’s mistakes and ignoring former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, although he could not reach the prime minister without Mr. Sadr’s support.

Mr. Sadr’s victory in the elections does not serve Tehran’s interests in Iraq, while Mr. Sadr has become a symbol of reform and struggle for many years and a popular leader for the country during the period of radical political change. Source