The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, confirmed today, Tuesday, that the people are looking forward to forming a government that is far from corruption, while calling for restraint and not resorting to violence and weapons from all parties.
Al-Sadr said on Twitter, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “I listened carefully to the session of the UN Security Council on Iraq… and I have some comments on that:
First: With regard to the briefing of the United Nations representative, and it caught my attention when she said: The main reason for what is happening in Iraq is the corruption that everyone agrees to exist,” noting that “this is true and accurate, and the first step for gradual reform is the non-participation of the former faces and their parties, and its persons in the next government in accordance with the aspirations of the religious reference and the aspirations of the people’s revolution.”
“We agree to dialogue if it is public and in order to exclude all participants in the previous political and electoral processes and to hold the corrupt accountable under the cover of an impartial judiciary,” noting that “we look forward to the assistance of the United Nations in this regard: I mean reform, even if gradually.” Al-Sadr added.
Al-Sadr expressed his support for “the words of the participants in the UN Security Council session,” calling for “restraint and not to resort to violence and weapons from all parties, and to expedite the punishment of the perpetrators without regard to their affiliations. The problem of uncontrolled weapons outside the control of the state.
Al-Sadr commended “the Security Council’s stand with Iraq regarding the bombings it is subjected to from here and there,” calling” neighboring countries to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and maintain its security and stability through diplomatic means or through dialogue.”
He continued, “I stand against the insistence of some members of the Security Council to form a government in Iraq. Many governments have been formed, but it have harmed the country and the people,” explaining that “the people’s aspirations are to form a government that is free from corruption, dependency, militias and foreign interference in order to be an independent and stable government, it serves its people, not the interests of its parties and sects, so everyone wants the interest to his party, sect, or race.”
Al-Sadr addressed the members of the Security Council by saying: “Iraq is going through its worst period due to corruption and the dominance of its parties in power, and I do not exclude anyone, even if they belong to us and whom we tried to expose and punish, but they hurry to the arms of the corrupt who object us,” noting that “the other parties have not held accountable the corrupt who belong to them, but perhaps they support them in doing so.”
Secondly: I advise the Security Council not to listen to what the permanent representative of Iraq said in this session, whose speech was wrong in most of what it contained, with great regret. He expressed his thanks to “the representative of the United Nations for what she said, and I advise her to continue her neutral positions and don’t take one side over the other.”