Sadr meets Amiri in Iraq’s Najaf

  2022-01-16 15:27      115 View Count        Comment

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr met with head of al-Fateh Alliance Hadi al-Amiri in Najaf on Saturday, according to state news agency INA.

The two sides discussed the formation of a new government during the meeting, Iraqi media reported.

Sadr and Amiri has held several rounds of meetings since the Iraqi federal court ratified results of the October parliamentary election.

Shia groups have dominated Iraqi politics since the U.S.-led overthrow of Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003. They span an array of parties, most with armed wings, but fall broadly now into two camps: those that are pro-Iran and those that oppose Tehran’s influence in Iraq.

The Shia elite have shared control over many ministries, with Iran-aligned groups holding the upper hand until the recent rise of Sadr, the biggest winner in the Oct. 10 election which dealt a crushing blow to the Iran camp.


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