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Sadr’s leader justifies Sadr’s travel to Iran and talks about the ‘Jadiriya meeting’ to keep Abdul Mahdi

A leader of the Sadrist movement, on Tuesday (November 12, 2019), justified the departure of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr to Iran in this atmosphere, while talking about a meeting held in the Jadriya area in Baghdad, attended by a senior Iranian leader.

The local newspaper “Al-Mada”, the leader, who said he “preferred not to be named because of the sensitivity of the subject,” saying that “Sadr has been subjected to threats of physical liquidation, by more than one political because of slogans and chants launched in the protests and demonstrations that There were different cities and provinces. ”

The leader pointed out that “a meeting was held in the Jadriya area of Baghdad five days ago, attended by Shiite forces and the commander of the Iranian Qods Force Qasem Soleimani, while absent from alliances and the victory and discuss the Iraqi developments.”

He stressed that “Hadi al-Amiri, Ammar al-Hakim, Qais al-Khazali, Nuri al-Maliki and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes attended the meeting,” pointing out that “the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, refused to participate in this meeting.”

He explained that “the Shiite forces agreed with Soleimani to maintain the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, and only a series of reforms, including the amendment of the Constitution and the election law.”

The Sadr leader, that “there is a dispute between the Sadrist movement and religious authority, on the retention of Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister and not dismissed,” noting that “there are Shiite parties justify their adherence to the prime minister and retreat from previous positions by fear of the return of the Baath Party to power again” .

The Sadr leader, that “the Sadrist movement handed the political blocs a paper consisting of four demands, namely the resignation of the government and the amendment of the election law and the abolition of the Electoral Commission and replaced by judges assigned by the Supreme Judicial Council and dissolve parliament and hold early elections,” pointing out that “the implementation of these demands will be withdrawn demonstrators from the yards To protest and demonstrate. ”

“The meeting (which was absent from the Sadrists) discussed the possibility of forming a new bloc under the name (National Coalition) to restore the Shiite house again.”

He continued, saying that “the past days have witnessed negotiations between a number of political forces revolved around the possibility of resolving the demonstrations by force similar to what happened in previous demonstrations that took place in Tehran.”

He pointed out that “things are moving towards calm by keeping Abdul Mahdi with the implementation of a package of reforms,” pointing out that “the Sadrists will not withdraw from the demonstrations and will continue the mass of others pressed to question the prime minister.”

Earlier, Salah al-Obeidi, a spokesman for Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr, denied that Sadr had met with the Quds Force commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qassem Soleimani. Source