Berri supports national dialogue in Iraq

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri expressed Wednesday his support for a national dialogue initiative suggested by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Thousands of Iraqi protesters have been occupying the parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone for the past five days.

The mass sit-in is led by followers of powerful Shiite Muslim preacher and political kingmaker Moqtada Sadr, who is facing off against a rival, Iran-backed Shiite faction called the Coordination Framework.

Berri, in his statement, urged all Iraqis to respond to the PM's invitation for dialogue and wished stability for Iraq.

He also called for dialogue in Lebanon to resolve all disagreements.

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