al-Sadr specifies seven points for Iraq to exit from "dependency on others"


Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, specified, on Saturday, seven points for Iraq's exit from "dependency to anyone," reassuring that dealing with the United States will be "as a state with a state."

Al-Sadr said in a statement, "the most important thing that the world expects from the Sadrist movement is our position on America or (the occupation)," adding, "Here I say: We have some important points that take Iraq out of dependence on anyone."

First: Dealing with the Iraqi government diplomatically and at all levels, meaning: dealing with a country with full sovereignty.

Second: A serious and effective dialogue regarding its (the United States) forces, camps, planes, battleships, and interventions in Iraq.

Third: The people's revolutions and demonstrations are an internal affair. They do not concern them; all revolutions are national, and they must be free from external influence.

Fourth: Keeping Iraq's land, air, sea, and people away from its regional conflicts, We will not allow anything else.

Fifthly: We are Iraqis, neither Orientals nor Westerners…We want to live in peace... when anything opposes that, we will have an appropriate response.

Sixth: We will deal with it (the United States) economically or on other levels if the abovementioned points are achieved…Otherwise, we cannot yield to pressure and dependency.

Seventh: If the above is not achieved, so it is considered as a country hostile to Iraq and does not want its independence, sovereignty, and stability…Iraq and occupation are enemies that do not combine.

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