Who calls first.. Al-Sadr leaves Baghdad without meeting the coordination framework

politicsMuqtada al-SadrShiite coordination frameworkFormation of the Iraqi government 2022-01-27 15:01A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A close associate of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, revealed on Thursday that the latter left the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, without meeting or contacting the leaders of the coordination framework.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “Al-Sadr wanted the leaders of the coordination framework to contact him during his presence in Baghdad, for the purpose of determining the place and time of the meeting between the two parties, but he also did not receive any contact from the leaders of the framework to call for dialogue and negotiation.”

Earlier today, a close associate of Hadi al-Amiri revealed that the latter’s agenda did not include a meeting between the leaders of the Coordination Framework and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.

A close associate of Al-Amiri told Shafaq News Agency, “No contact took place between Al-Sadr and Al-Amiri to determine the date and place of the meeting, and that Al-Sadr’s special team did not contact Al-Amiri or his team for the purpose of arranging the upcoming meeting, and frankly, we do not know what is the reason for Al-Sadr’s visit to Baghdad, if not Determines or requests a meeting with Al-Amiri or the leaders of Al-Fateh.

Attempts to enter parties from the coordination framework in a national majority government that Muqtada al-Sadr is confronting, jointly with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and the alliance of those who advanced headed by Muhammad al-Halbousi, and Azm headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, faltered.

This was confirmed by al-Sadr, when he expressly rejected the participation of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, in the government of the national majority that he seeks to form.

Al-Sadr said in a televised speech, followed by Shafak News Agency, “I invited Hadi Al-Amiri, Qais Al-Khazali and Faleh Al-Fayyad to participate in the majority government, provided that Al-Maliki did not participate, but they refused to do so,” adding, “The coordinating framework forces mortgaged Al-Maliki’s participation by her coming to Al-Hananah and we told them: Your comfort.”

Al-Sadr blames Al-Maliki, who headed the government for two consecutive terms (2006-2014), for rampant corruption and acts of violence in the country, in addition to the ISIS invasion of a third of Iraq in the summer of 2014.

Today, Thursday, the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, responded to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, who stipulated that the coordination framework should include them in the new government without al-Maliki.

Al-Maliki said in a tweet on Twitter, followed by Shafak News Agency, “I am used to in my political and social life that I do not issue a response to those who transcend and personify national political differences, and respond to them in the political and security field, in defense of Iraq and the security and interests of citizens and to stop harming those who underestimate blood and confiscate Money, property and liberties.


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