Shafaq News/ On Saturday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, renewed his adherence to the demand to dissolve the Iraqi parliament and to hold early legislative elections in the country, stressing the continuation of the movement’s supporters in continuing the protests until the demands he calls for are achieved.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet today, “Positive responses came regarding (dissolving Parliament) and a popular and clan response, from academics, civil society institutions, and preachers of the Husseini pulpit, and even from some scholars of the honorable seminary and from some Kurdish, Sunni and even Shiite political leaders.”
Al-Sadr thanked those who supported the idea of dissolving parliament, saying, “I call on them to take a serious stand to save Iraq from the tusks of corruption and dependency and to correct the course of the political process that harmed the people and the country.”
He added, “So come to a common word and to serious and real actions, and let’s move away from meager dialogues. Iraq needs actions, not words.”
Al-Sadr also indicated that “the people yearn for real reform that will save them from the suffering they are in, for which patience is no longer commendable.”
He said, “Let everyone know that the revolutionaries will continue their revolution until the demands are fulfilled and they will not give up at all. It is their only and last chance. So, beloved ones, continue until the demands are fulfilled, and I am with you, the proud people of oppression, like Imam Hussein.”
The leader of the Sadrist movement continued by saying, “(Dissolving Parliament) has become a popular, political and elitist demand for which there is no alternative. Let all the corrupt mouths be silenced wherever they are.”