EXCLUSIVE: the behind-the-scenes developments to form the "STATE Administration" Coalition
Shafaq News/ Informed political sources revealed exclusively to Shafaq News Agency the developments that led to the "State Administration" Coalition, which will include Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish political components.
The sources, who preferred to be anonymous, said that forming the new Coalition was an outcome of Iranian and international community efforts to overcome the current crisis in Iraq.
After the Arbaeen (a Shia religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura,) the IRCG's commander of the Quds Force, Esmail Qaani, held several meetings in Baghdad with many political forces to project unity and a tough stance over forming a new government, that includes the Sadrist movement that withdrew from the political scene lately. The sources said.
"The State Administration Coalition is the nucleus of Qaani talks and the messages sent from the international community with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in his recent visit to the United States."
According to our sources, Al-Kadhimi informed the Iraqi political forces that the international community is "very angry with the political developments in Iraq that have prompted violence and chaos; therefore, it proposed a quick start to dialogue to find a solution to the crisis without marginalizing any political party."
The sources pointed out that based on these parameters, the Iraqi forces realized the risk of the international community's warnings and the Iranian pressure, which prompted them to form the Coalition (State Administration) that brought them together to form the new government.
Earlier, many leaders in the Coordination Framework (CF) announced that a new coalition would be formed and includes Arabs and Kurds components.
A State of Law Coalition member, Wael Al-Rikabi, told Baghdad Today that the State Administration would include KDP, Al-Azm, CF, the Al-Siyada, and other blocs.
Fadi Al-Shummari, a leader in Al-Hikma, also confirmed the news.