Al-Siyada and the Coordination Framework meet al-Sadr in al-Hannana
Shafaq News/ Iraq's top Sunni and Shiite political figures have convened in al-Hannana, the headquarters of the Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr, a source revealed on Saturday.
The source told Shafaq News Agency said that the head of al-Siyada Coalition Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammad al-Halboosi have arrived in al-Hannana in conjunction with a delegation from the Shiite Coordination Framework.
The Coordination Framework led by Hadi al-Ameri, included Falih al-Fayyadh and Ahmed al-Asadi, according to the source.
Earlier today, the member of the State of Law parliamentary bloc, Bahaa al-Nouri, told Shafaq News Agency that the head of the State of Law bloc, Nouri al-Maliki, is not a part of the delegation.
"The delegation will touch on an array of political issues: the largest bloc, the Prime Minister, the formation of the Iraqi government, and the administration of the state," the source said.
A leading figure in the Coordination Framework on Saturday said that the Shiite forces consortium endorses the Sadrist movement's nominee to Premiership, and ponders a roster of potential alternatives to be discussed with the Sadrist movement.
In a statement to Shafaq News Agency, Ali al-Fatlawi said, "the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has officially named Jaafar al-Sadr. We, in the Coordination Framework, do not oppose his nomination. In fact, we endorse it."
"The Coordination Framework, however, has candidates to the post: Haidar al-Abadi, Mohammad Tawfiq Allawi, Qassem al-Araji, and Abdul-Hussein Abtan, among other figures. They can compete with the Sadrist movement's nominee if the forces inside the Shiite home approve."
According to a source familiar with the matter, the Coordination Framework discussed in its meeting yesterday nominating Jaafar al-Sadr as a part of a settlement package.
"The meeting did not object, rather welcomed, Jaafar al-Sadr's nomination. Some parties proposed naming the head of the State of Law bloc, Nouri al-Maliki, a deputy prime minister," the source said.
The Coordination Framework convened on Friday to contemplate the outcomes of the" ice-breaking" phone talks al-Maliki held with al-Sadr.