Shafaq News/ Sources in the coordination framework that includes Shiite political forces, with the exception of the Sadrist bloc led by Muqtada al-Sadr, revealed an expected meeting between the leaders of the framework and al-Sadr, within the next 48 hours, to complete the negotiating dialogues and resolve the controversy over the most numerous Shiite bloc in the Fifth Parliament.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “An upcoming meeting will be held between all the forces of the coordination framework, including the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, and the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, within the next 48 hours, his location has not yet been determined, in order to agree on a mechanism for resolving issues.” The relationship that prevents the alliance of all Shiite forces.”
He added that “the upcoming meeting may be the last between the framework and al-Sadr, and if it does not lead to real solutions that satisfy all parties, tension will prevail between the Shiite parties, even if the government is formed.”
Yesterday, Saturday, the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri visited “Al-Hanana” in Najaf (Al-Sadr’s residence) and held a meeting with him in which he discussed a number of outstanding issues between the framework and Al-Sadr.
On the other hand, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Ali Hussein Al-Fatlawi, told Shafaq News Agency, “It is hoped that a meeting will be held between the framework and Al-Sadr very soon to resolve most of the outstanding or disputed files between the two parties, to find a consensual formula to end the dispute.”
Al-Fatlawi stressed that “the meeting this time will be in the presence of all the forces of the framework, including al-Maliki, in order to ensure that all forces enter into a unified Shiite alliance without excluding any party.”
He added, “The framework is striving hard to unify the Shiite house, especially after the recent political blockage. Undoubtedly, (Al-Amiri’s meeting with Al-Sadr) yesterday may contribute to paving the way for matters, and thus the consensus between the framework and Al-Sadr will resolve all matters.”
Al-Fatlawi pointed out that there are three matters agreed upon by the two parties, which will be discussed again, including the right to nominate the prime minister by the Sadrist bloc, and the framework has the right to refuse or accept, as well as to address the corruption file that has become irritating the Iraqi street, in addition to the fact that the framework wants to enter in an overall and complete manner. in a united Shiite bloc, without exceptions.”
The leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hussein Al-Fatlawi, concluded that “the outcomes of the upcoming meeting will clarify the path of the process or the political relationship between the coordination framework and the leader of the Sadrist movement.”
The State of Law Coalition MP Mahmoud al-Salami had stressed, in previous statements, the need for the upcoming dialogue between the framework and the movement to reach a rapprochement, especially after statements from some leaders began revealing their agenda and foreign plans that they want to implement to exclude a Shiite party, which will not be allowed. Any party from the Shiite component because this procedure weakens the component, even though the formation of the government takes place through it.
The dispute is raging between the Coordination Framework Forces and Sadr, who strongly refuses to enter into an alliance that brings him together with Maliki, whose alliance won 33 parliamentary seats in the elections that took place in October 2021, thus forming (the rule of law) the backbone of the coordinating framework forces, while the Sadrist bloc won 73 Parliament seat.