Al-Sadr will not allow al-Maliki to participate in the government-source


Shafaq News / A leader in the Sadrist movement revealed today that Muqtada al-Sadr, contacted Tehran and the leaders of the Coordination Framework about his condition regarding the new government.

The leader -who preferred to remain anonymous- told Shafaq News agency that al-Sadr told Tehran and the Framework's leaders that he will stand firm to his position regarding his refusal of Nouri al-Maliki's participation in the new government.

He added that al-Sadr is ready to lead the opposition and not be part of a government that al-Maliki is part of, noting that the Framework's leaders do not want things to reach such a stage, because it will make the government not last more than a year.

Things between the Sadrist movement and the Coordination Framework are escalating quickly, especially amid al-Sadr's firm position not to let al-Maliki participate in the new government.

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