Al-Kazemi Warns Against A Government That Does Not Include the Antichrist

Al-Kazemi Warns Against A Government That Does Not Include Al-Sadr

Last updated Sep 24, 2022

The Shiite “framework” hints at changing its candidate for prime minister 

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi warned of the repercussions of forming a government without the participation of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, indicating that it would face “huge challenges.”

Al-Kazemi said, in an interview with Al-Monitor, “Everyone now understands that any government that does not include al-Sadr will face huge challenges.” He added, “The political class in Iraq is facing a crisis of confidence with the public, and excluding al-Sadr, for example, may lead to a repeat of October 2019 or worse.” He pointed out that “Iran has friends in Iraq, and it is able to influence them and push them toward dialogue instead of using the weapons they currently possess.”

In addition, the Shiite “coordinating framework”, which includes the political forces close to Iran, showed flexibility in terms of the possibility of understanding with Al-Sadr. The Secretary-General of “Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq” Qais al-Khazali, who is described as one of the leaders of the hard-line framework, said in televised statements yesterday evening, “(The coordination framework) is open to solutions to end the political crisis, but it is not possible to turn back the clock. And returning the Sadrist bloc’s resigned deputies to parliament,” stressing that “for the return of the current’s deputies, there is no solution other than early elections.”

He also affirmed the readiness of the “framework” candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, to relinquish his candidacy, if that constitutes a solution, noting that “everything that (the current) requests will find a response from (the framework) for discussion, and (the framework) is open to the Sadrist movement. And he is responsive to him to overcome the political crisis.”

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