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The aged Grand Ayatollah has spoken

forces The extremely brutal actions of the Iraqi security authorities against anti-government demonstrators in recent days, Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi to

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The aged Grand Ayatollah has spoken

forces The extremely brutal actions of the Iraqi security authorities against anti-government demonstrators in recent days, Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi to withdraw. He will submit on Friday to the Parliament, said the 77-Year-old in a state-televised speech. Thus he wanted to prevent the country from sliding into further violence and Chaos, said the head of government, came as a compromise candidate between the Pro-Iranian and Pro-Western factions into office. The former oil Minister had announced reforms, but could not make the population satisfied, and bent last to the pressure of Iran and the powerful proiranischer militias, hard against the demonstrators.


Mahdi's resignation had become inevitable after the most important Shiite cleric in Iraq, had turned against him, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. With a view to Mahdi and his Cabinet, he said in his Friday sermon, the Parliament was invited "to reconsider his choice".

Sistani, 89, pulled back in the Holy city of Najaf lives in Iraq, millions of followers and was able to mobilise with a Fatwa to fight against the IS-terrorist militia, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Sistani had been previously on the side of the protesters and their demands as legitimate means. He warned on Friday forcefully in front of a new civil war and called on the government to stop the violence against the protesters; this would have to be included but also any Form of violence and "vandals" from their ranks violated. Sistani is Iranian presence in Iraq is critical and rejects the System of the Islamic Republic, so the principle of the rule of the Supreme jurist.

In the case of violent clashes between security forces and the protesters were from Wednesday to Friday lunch 62 people have been killed. Thus, the number of deaths has increased since the beginning of the protests in early October to more than 400.

Iraq is in the midst of the deepest political crisis since the military victory against the IS-terrorist militia two years ago. However, the lines of conflict do not run this time, at least so far, between the confessional and ethnic groups. The focus of the protests by the predominantly Shia populated and impoverished South of the country, the people there are against the Shia controlled Central government in Baghdad, which is corrupt and incompetent. Also, the protests are increasingly focused on the presence and influence of Iran in the country.

Soleimani leads the Cabinet

The Regime in Tehran influenced the formation of a government strong. General Qassim Soleimani, the commander of the assignments abroad, competent Quds brigades of the revolutionary guards, had intervened personally. He headed after the outbreak of the protests, rather than the Prime Minister, a meeting of the Iraqi Cabinet. At the beginning of the protests, many demonstrators made by the Iran-controlled militia for attacks. Masked, had fired from rooftops with live ammunition into the crowd, and dozens of unarmed Protesters have been killed and injured, a tactic that had been used by the Iranian security apparatus in the crackdown on the protests there.

Now the 329 Iraqi deputies are faced with the difficult task of having to, in spite of the fragmentation of Parliament into ten fractions on a new Prime communicate. This is made worse by the fact that no stock has a majority and the groups are dependent on a Partner – which in turn fosters Clientelism.

The members of the populist Shiite preacher Muqtada al-Sadr, in Parliament, the strongest of the group, had Mahdi supported as Prime. Sadr supported the protests, his followers are significantly involved. He had entered into an Alliance with the Communists and secular parties, and sought after the election to 2018, a government of Technocrats. Iran refused. Sadr wants to evict Iran from Iraq, as the United States.

Created: 29.11.2019, 21:14 Uhr

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