Shafaq News / The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, confirmed on Thursday that there were deliberately negative comments on the candidate for the coordination framework for the prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, while indicating that no one in Iraq can bypass the Sadrist movement.
Al-Halbousi said in a television interview, followed by Shafak News Agency, that “negotiations on forming the new Iraqi government began a few days ago,” noting that he proposed “consensus on (Baghdad Document) as an initiative to resolve the political crisis.”
He added, “There are objections about how to choose the prime minister candidate. Al-Sudani represents the current of the Shiite component, and we have the right to object or accept.”
Al-Halbousi pointed out that “the parliament is the appropriate place to discuss political differences, and it was necessary for the parliament to return to work.”
Regarding the Alliance to Save the Homeland, which includes the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Alliance of Sovereignty and the Sadrist bloc, the parliament speaker pointed out that “the tripartite alliance ended as soon as al-Sadr left the parliament, but relations continue, and there is a good relationship with the Kurdistan Democratic Party.”
Regarding submitting a request to Parliament to vote on his resignation from the presidency of the Council, Al-Halbousi noted that “it was a personal decision that does not bear any interpretations.”
Regarding the US support for Iraq, Al-Halbousi said, “The stability of Iraq is not a priority for the current US administration. The US support for Iraq in the past period is more media than realistic.”