۱۸ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |١١ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 9, 2019
Muqtada al-Sadr condemns US for interfering in Iraq internal affairs

In a statement on Monday, al-Sadr said that the Iraqi people want an early election free from the US intervention, as the country does not need arrogant countries and the the help of others.

Hawzah News Agency -  Influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has lashed out at the United States for its interference in Iraq's internal affairs, threatening to take millions of demonstrators to streets if Washington keeps meddling in the Arab country.

In a statement on Monday, al-Sadr said that the Iraqi people want an early election free from the US intervention, as the country does not need arrogant countries and the the help of others.

"Once again it (America) proved that it interferes in the affairs of others," he said, noting that Iraq belongs to the people of Iraq who can decide their fate democratically and peacefully.

He added that Iraq does not want any interference from either the US or any other country, especially if they are going to bring corrupt officials and their authority "on the necks of the people".

"Iraqis will not allow Washington to turn their country into another Syria," said the leader of Sadrist Movement and Sairoon parliamentary alliance.

"Enough interference in our affairs! Iraq has a senior who can protect it and does not need the intervention of either you or anyone else," al-Sadr noted.

He also warned that if Washington repeats its interference in the Arab country, he would take millions of angry protesters to the Iraqi streets, that will mark the end of the US existence.

Al-Sadr's statement came after the United States called on Iraqi officials to hold early polls as more people fall victim to ongoing anti-government protests that Baghdad says are being hijacked by foreign-backed elements.

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