The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, renewed his determination to form a national majority government (neither eastern nor western) and that he and his partners would not be threatened.
While al-Sadr did not reveal who was behind the threats to his Sunni ally, in particular, but in his tweet the day before yesterday, he implicitly accused Iran when he said: “We will not return the country to the corrupt, and we will not sell the homeland to those behind the borders.” Addressing those “behind the borders”, Al-Sadr added: “Enough with the threat and intimidation.”
Yesterday, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and al-Sadr’s ally with Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani announced their rejection of the language of threat and accused what he described as “undisciplined wills” of trying to “break the prestige of the state.”
In addition, the criticism leveled by the Iraqi Finance Minister, Ali Abdul Amir Allawi, against Al-Sadr and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hakim Al-Zamili of the “Sadr bloc” sparked widespread controversy. Al-Sadr had demanded, via a tweet, the day before yesterday, Parliament, to host Allawi on exchange rates, so the last was only to send a strongly worded message to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, refusing to come to Parliament, explaining that the summons “came immediately after a tweet from Mr. Muqtada Al-Sadr. ». He added, “I find that the entire process is unacceptable, and we should not be silent about it, whether for the dignity of the government, my dignity as a minister, or my personal dignity and the dignity of my family.”