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Al-Sadr demands closure of US Embassy in Iraq

October 28, 2023 at 10:42 am

Leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr. [Karar Essa – Anadolu Agency]

The leader of the Sadr Movement in Iraq, Muqtada Al-Sadr, on Friday called on the Iraqi federal government and Parliament to vote on a decision to close the US Embassy in Iraq in “support” of the Palestinians.

Al-Sadr posted on X: “I call on the Iraqi government and the Iraqi parliament with all its groups and orientations, for the first time and for the sake of public and not private interests, to vote on closing the American Embassy in Iraq due to the Americans’ unconditional support for the terrorist Zionists against Gaza.”

He added: “If the government and parliament do not respond, we will take a different position that we will announce later.”

Al-Sadr called on his movement’s supporters to: “Adhere to orders, not to act individually, and to avoid using weapons at all.”

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