Al-Sadr's office did not contact al-Amiri to arrange a meeting, source reveals

Al-Sadr's office did not contact al-Amiri to arrange a meeting, source reveals

Shafaq News / A source close to the head of al-Fatah coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, revealed that the latter does not expect any meeting with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.

The source told Shafaq News agency that al-Sadr's office did not contact al-Amiri to arrange a meeting between the two parties, noting, "We still don't know the reason behind al-Sadr's visit to Baghdad."

However, another source confirmed to Shafaq News agency that the Iranian Commander of the Quds forces, Esmail Qaani, had arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday.

He added that Qaani will meet al-Sadr in the next few hours to discuss unifying the Shiite positions, and forming a government that brings all the Iraqi parties together, including the head of the state of law coalition, Nouri al-Maliki.

Al-Sadr said earlier that he would not share a cabinet with the head of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki.

He said in a televised interview, "I invited Hadi al-Ameri [head of al-Fatah (Conquest) alliance], Qais al-Khazali [the Secretary-General of the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq movement], and Falih al-Fayyadh [the head of al-Aqd al-Watani (National Contract) bloc, to participate in the national majority government, without al-Maliki, but they refused."

"The forces of the Coordination Framework said that their visit with al-Hannana is contingent upon Al-Maliki's participation in the government. We said: as you wish."

"The national majority government is a demand of the political forces. The people are not satisfied with the former governments."

"The [Coordination] Framework rejected combating corruption at the moment. One of its leaders said it will make the prisons crowded."

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