Shafaq News / Political figures and local and international parties welcomed the position of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, today, Tuesday, to withdraw his supporters from the Green Zone, ending a state of continuous fighting inside the fortified area that has continued since yesterday evening and this morning.
“Thank you, His Eminence, Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr, for your position is as big as Iraq, which deserves a lot from us,” Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi said in a tweet on Twitter and seen by Shafak News Agency.
For his part, the media office of the Sovereignty Alliance said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency that “a phone call took place between Mr. Masoud Barzani, Sheikh Khamis al-Khanjar and President Muhammad al-Halbousi about the general situation in the country.”
The statement added that the contact stressed “the need to maintain security and stability and intensify dialogues in order to cross the country to safety.”
In turn, the head of the Victory Coalition, one of the leaders of the Shiite coordination framework, said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency that “all the militants must withdraw immediately, and there is no justification for the state to stand helpless and idly by, especially after Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr’s speech by withdrawing those who claim to belong to the movement, and this is calculated for His Eminence.”
Al-Abadi added, “The wise should find solutions to prevent a return to absurd warfare, endanger the lives of citizens, and undermine the state and the interests of its children.”
As the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Hammam Hammoudi, one of the leaders of the Shiite coordination framework, explained in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, “Mr. Muqtada has proven that he is the son of the Al-Sadr school, the sacrificer for its religion and its people.”
Hamoudi described Sadr’s position as “courageous and responsible for the sake of Iraq’s dignity, reform and prosperity.”
The leader of the Islamic Supreme Council added that “there is no contradiction between reform and state preservation, and some of them complement the other. Rather, there is no benefit from reform and the loss of the state, and there is no benefit from a failed and corrupt state,” noting that “hand in hand the state preserves, and completes it with reform and a real correction of its path and in accordance with the constitution and with the participation of all its sons.” The Iraqi people, willingly, and to achieve their interests in a dignified, secure and prosperous life.
In turn, the UN mission welcomed UNAMI, in a brief statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that it “welcomes the recent moderate declaration of Muqtada al-Sadr, and as we said yesterday: restraint and calm are necessary for the voice of reason to prevail.”
Local and international positions “welcome” Al-Sadr’s position on ending the armed conflict in Al-Khadra