Well-known Iraqi Shiite preacher urges people not to support country’s PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A well-known Iraqi Shiite preacher Muqtada al-Sadr urges the Iraqi people not to support the country's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Al JazeeraTürk TV channel reported on July 7.
Muqtada al-Sadr blamed Iraq's prime minister for oppression of Sunni Muslims, as well as political groups.
He also underscored the current prime minister shouldn't run for this post for the third time.
Earlier, Nouri al-Maliki said he will not abandon his intention to run for the post of prime minister, despite the strong pressure exerted on him in the country.
Nouri al-Maliki became Iraqi prime minister in 2006. The alliance of Shiite parties, headed by him, won the parliamentary elections in April, 2014.
Nevertheless, many blame the prime minister in escalation of the Iraqi crisis because of his policy of persecution against Sunni Muslims.
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