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The British Independent newspaper revealed today, Tuesday, a directive issued by the office of the Supreme Religious Reference, Mr. Ali Sistani, in Najaf, to his followers, followers and offices, to avoid participating in the upcoming Sadrist demonstrations.
The newspaper, quoting its political sources, said, “The office of the Supreme Shiite cleric in Iraq, Ali Sistani, directed followers and imitators to avoid participating in the demonstration called by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in Baghdad on Friday, January 24 (January).”
She added: “Sistani is following the new Iranian escalation against the United States with concern, and is afraid that it will lead to a disturbance of the balance that contributes to preserving the country’s fragile stability.”
She explained: “Al-Sistani’s office asked the branch offices in Baghdad and the provinces to avoid promoting the demonstration called by Al-Sadr, given the latter’s approach to Iran’s circle of allies, despite his continuous emphasis on the independence of his political decision.”
The newspaper concluded, according to its sources: “Sistani did not stop at this point. Rather, he directed one of his main offices in Karbala to support the escalation chosen by the Iraqi protesters since the beginning of the week, after their deadline set by the political parties to form the new government ended.”
It is noteworthy that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, had called in a tweet a few days ago for millions of demonstrations in Baghdad condemning the American presence in Iraq.
While Al-Sadr’s call for demonstrations was met with quick responses by the armed factions loyal to Iran and affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Brigade, because the demonstrations serve the interests of these factions and Iran by removing the first opponent of them from the Iraqi territories represented by the American military forces, especially after the assassinations of the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani And deputy head of the crowd, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, near Baghdad Airport, in addition to bombing camps belonging to the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades in the district of Al-Qaim in Anbar Province.