A war of words between Abadi al-Sadr and al-Jubouri


On the eve of a possible Ministerial Declaration of the formation of the new Iraqi

With the approach Thursday session of the Iraqi parliament, which is expected to be through offering new ministerial lineup by the prime minister, Haidar al-Abbadi, for a vote, and the pace of statements increases and escalation in Iraq, especially after Ebadi’s speech, which met with a swift response from the cleric Moqtada al Sadr, who plays a key role in the sit-ins.

While Sadr’s supporters continue their sit-in at the gates of the Green Zone in Baghdad rose Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, it is also free to choose his tone Abadi between the ministerial lineup occasion, or a government of technocrats.


The detailed and shortly after the speech of Ebadi’s reforms and the ministerial amendment, the cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr issued a statement calling Abadi, not a lot of speeches and promises useless, the fact that far from the aspirations of the people of his speeches, and disappointing for the Iraqis. Sadr called Abadi not to pour scorn on the peaceful protests that have proved their legality, but the corruption and the corrupt, and will suffice for fear and reluctance, according to a statement chest. Sadr also called on the Prime Minister, planned to abide by the deadline on Thursday to offer ministerial lineup of technocrats, and in case of non-compliance it is up to the withdrawal of confidence from it and raise the ceiling of demands, not only questioning in parliament.

The Abadi talked in his speech about his rejection of what he called restricting traffic and freedoms of citizens in order to achieve the reforms, noting that Baghdad and the provinces security will require additional efforts and possibilities after the sit-ins in Baghdad, while pledged to carry out cabinet reshuffle, political and economic reforms.

He called al-Abadi, the House of Representatives, to clarify the nature of the required reforms, and urge him to resolve the situation of the conflicting claims of the blocks, which calls for some of them engaging in any cabinet reshuffle, and other blocks calls to choose ministers from outside the quota system.

He said in a televised speech: «We pledge to all the implementation of the ministerial change the political, economic and overall reforms we announced the fight against corruption and the corrupt», recalling that «the reform of collective responsibility and solidarity and do not fall on one side and not the other».

Abadi stressed that «the current crisis is a political crisis must be resolved understanding between the political forces may not be in order to achieve reforms, the impact on the military situation or restrictions on traffic and freedoms of citizens, especially in residential areas inhabited by families of citizens embarrassment and concern the case», but he also stressed that «the right to demonstrate is guaranteed within the limits of respect for the law and we strive hard to meet the legitimate aspirations of our people achieve justice, equality and equal opportunities.»

Call Abadi

On the other hand, al-Abadi Moqtada al-Sadr called indirectly to end the protests, which he said would represent a burden on the security forces at a time when battling al Daash which controls large areas in northern and western Iraq. Later yesterday, a statement from the prime minister said that the ministerial change Abadi will present Thursday to the House of Representatives as he promised last week. The statement added that al-Abadi «reinforce its resolve and determination to proceed with the ministerial change and comprehensive reforms».

Two options

In turn, the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Abadi put two options before the ministerial change. He said that the Prime Minister in front of two choices, either to provide good and appropriate ministerial lineup, or form a government of technocrats. Stressing the need that the process of cabinet reshuffle to be part of the reform process. Jubouri said that the parliament is the legitimate and constitutional representative of the Iraqi people from the far north to the far south of the country. He said in a televised speech that «Parliament confirms and siding with the demonstrators and their demands the adoption of a legitimate rights guaranteed and enforceable by the government and parliament, the constitution and keen to achieve the full comprehensive reform process in the country». It comes like this verbal escalation at a time when supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr continued their sit-in at the Green Zone in central Baghdad’s gates.


Kurdistan presidency confirmed that «the principle of partnership in the Iraqi government no longer has a meaning.» The official spokesman for the presidency said in a statement explained that the proposed amendments in the Iraqi cabinet and the nomination of other people for ministerial positions or removal of some ministers of the government formation no longer have any importance to remember the president, Massoud Barzani, because the principle of partnership in no longer makes sense. »


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