Al-Sadr welcomes UN envoy remarks at the UNSC

10/5/2022 2:32:21 PM
Iraqi opposition leader Muqtada al-Sadr welcomed Jeanine Plasschaert's remarks at the UN Security Council and expressed his readiness for open dialogue.

Regarding the UNSC meeting, yesterday and the UN Secretary-General envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert's remarks on Iraq, the Sadr Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr tweeted, "the main reason for what is happening in Iraq is corruption, and the first step to reform is the keeping the old figures and their parties away from the next government.

He said he would agree to dialogue if it was open and aimed at removing all participants in the political process and past elections and holding corrupt officials accountable by an unbiased court.

Al-Sadr also praised the Security Council for supporting Iraq against the bombings and called on neighboring countries to respect Iraq's sovereignty.

Finally, the leader of the Sadr Movement thanked the UN envoy for his remarks and called on her to continue her neutrality.

Almost a year has passed since Iraq held its general parliamentary elections, and still, the country has yet to agree to form a new government. Numerous negotiations have collapsed since, and different armed political parties almost clashed in Baghdad over forming the next government. 

When Muqtada al-Sadr withdrew from the parliament and claimed to exit from politics, the situation turned negative, and violent clashes in Baghdad killed many protesters. 

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