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Al-Sadr calls upon Sunnis to avoid 'dagger of treason'

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr

Sadrist movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr directed a statement to the Iraqi Sunnis and Sunni politicians saying that public interests should precede party interests and that quotas should be avoided while forming the next government, headed by newly elected Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.


Sadr tweeted that he called on Sunnis to provide independent qualified technocrats “to live together safely away from the dagger of treason and corruption.”


Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, announced on Friday that around 15,184 Iraqi citizens have submitted their resumes on a website he launched earlier for nominations to ministerial posts in the anticipated cabinet.


The time limit for submitting the resumes ended on Thursday at 4 p.m., the office stated in a press statement.


The statement clarified that 15% of the candidates are females; and96% are independents who don’t belong to any political party.


Adil will choose the proper candidates to occupy the 22 governmental portfolios out of 601 candidates who were sorted out in the initial selection.

Last Modified: Sunday، 14 October 2018 03:41 PM