Renowned Shia Cleric in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, said that a war between Iran and America would be the end of Iraq, stressing that if anyone wants Iraq to be a battlefield, they are enemies of Iraqis, Arabi21.com reported on Monday.
On Twitter, he wrote: "I do not want a war between Iran and America and do not want Iraq to be a battlefield of such war… We need a serious discussion among the leaders of the country in order to rule Iraq out of such war which would turn everything to rubble."
— مقتدى السيد محمد الصدر (@Mu_AlSadr) May 19, 2019
Meanwhile, the head of Al-Fatah Alliance in Iraq Hadi al-Ameri was reported saying that "the national, religious and historic responsibility to distance Iraq from a war is carried by everyone."
He described anyone trying to ignite a war as "ignorant" or "intruder," stating that Iran and the US do not want war.
Al-Ameri accused Israel of pushing the region towards a war, warning Iraqis of becoming fuel for such possible war.