Report: Nasrallah Meets al-Sadr to Reconcile him with al-Maliki

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has met with powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Beirut in an effort to resolve the inter-Shiite conflict in the Arab country, al-Mustaqbal daily reported on Friday.

The newspaper quoted informed sources in Beirut and Baghdad as saying that al-Sadr, who arrived in the Lebanese capital two days ago, met with Nasrallah in Beirut's southern suburbs.

The discussions focused on Iraq's political crisis, they said.

According to the sources, Nasrallah is seeking a reconciliation between Sadr and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

An emergency session of Iraq's parliament descended into chaos on Wednesday, preventing a vote on a new cabinet amid a row over political blocs controlling key government posts.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called in February for change to the cabinet so that it includes technocrats.

That kicked off the latest chapter in a months-long saga of al-Abadi proposing various reforms that parties and politicians with interests in the existing system, mainly al-Maliki's supporters, have sought to delay or undermine.

Al-Sadr later took up the demand for a technocratic government, organizing a two-week sit-in that put al-Abadi under pressure to act, but also supported the course of action he wanted to take.

Sadr relented after al-Abadi presented his first list of nominees at the end of March, but has yet to react to the most recent developments in efforts to replace the cabinet.

Al-Sadr's visit to Beirut coincided with the visit of Jawad al-Shahristani, the official representative of Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Orient Net Syrian channel quoted political sources in Beirut as saying that a meeting is expected to be held between Nasrallah, al-Sadr, al-Shahristani, an envoy from Maliki and other top officials to bridge the gap between Shiite politicians in Iraq.

The sources said Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tasked Nasrallah with carrying out the reconciliation.



Comments 9
Thumb justin 15 April 2016, 08:12

and who said hezbollah does not interfere in Arab affairs!

Thumb ex-fpm 15 April 2016, 08:16


Thumb ex-fpm 15 April 2016, 08:16

Al Maliki is the symbol of corruption and sectarianism in the whole Arab World. He happens to be a personal friend of nassrallah. Beirut has become the center of iranian shia activities and plots against the Arab world.

Thumb marcus 15 April 2016, 08:56

Why would Moqtada al-Sadr a known terrorist also meet with Abbas Ibrahim?

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 15 April 2016, 14:59

because both are shias

Thumb norma-jean 15 April 2016, 15:01


Another reason is that both are Houthians.

Missing people-power 15 April 2016, 09:06

More examples of Iranian puppets destroying governments.

Abadi and the Sunni Speaker of Parliament were advocating for a government of technocrats (in the cabinet). Sadr supported the move. Meanwhile, Maliki is working under Iranian instructions to interfere with Abadi, as he wants to keep Iranian Shia puppets in control of cabinet portfolios.

Maliki's shia block illegally voted to impeach Juburi, the Sunni Speaker of Parliament (they did not have the required quorum). So now Ayatollah wants Nasrallah to influence Sadr to side with Maliki against the current Prime Minister.

It's the Iranian way..... either they have control, or they cause vacuum and chaos. Same thing they are doing in Lebanon, with the help of the deserter ex-general.

Thumb eagledawn 15 April 2016, 09:09

The day this iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally murdered is the day we celebrate our independence.

Missing humble 15 April 2016, 09:46

Ebola is a disease and it is spreading.