Members of a senior delegation of Iraqi politicians are expected to meet with Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr next week in the holy city of Najaf, to urge him to help find a solution to the country’s political impasse, Iraqi officials told local and international media outlets.Iraq has been without a new government and president since the October elections after the different Shia, Kurdish, and Sunni political parties could not reach a consensus. Post-election tensions turned the capital city of Baghdad into a battle zone last month, with clashes between pro-Sadr and pro-Iran factions.”There is a move by Iraqi Kurdistan region President Nechirvan Barzani, Speaker of Iraq’s parliament Mohammed Al-Halbousi , the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri, head of the Al-Siyada Sunni Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar, for the purpose of holding a meeting between those politicians and Sadr,” a senior leader in the Sadrist Movement, who asked not to be named, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, The New Arab’s Arabic-language sister outlet.

Source: New Arab

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