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Saairun Alliance to protest if Jabouri, Fayadh nominated to security posts

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The Saairun Alliance threatened on Tuesday to protest in the streets if Salim al-Jabouri and Faleh al-Fayadh are nominated for ministries of defense and interior affairs respectively in the Cabinet
The Saairun Alliance threatened on Tuesday to protest in the streets if Salim al-Jabouri and Faleh al-Fayadh were nominated for ministries of defense and interior affairs respectively in the Cabinet of Prime Minster Adil Abdul Mahdi.

The Alliance member, Hakim al-Zamly, revealed that if the upcoming government is not supported by Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr and the Iraqi people, it will not last in power more than two months.

Sadr strongly opposes the nomination of al-Fayadh to head the ministry of interior while Iran's allies in Baghdad see that Sadr is trying to impose his vision on the government of Abdul Mahdi, after supporting independent figures to head some ministries including foreign affairs, electricity and health.

Fayadh has been one of the most controversial candidates, with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Saairun Alliance having been adamantly opposed to his nomination.

Abdul Mahdi has chosen the rest of his ministerial cabinet and the eight ministerial portfolios will be presented to the parliament for a vote Tuesday, sources told The Baghdad Post.

The sources pointed out that along the ministers chosen are Faleh al-Fayadh for minister of interior, Faisal al-Jarba for defense minister, and Saba al-Tai for minister of education.

The remaining nominations include Nouri al-Karbouli for minister of planning, Abdel-Amir Al-Hamdani for minister of culture, Qusay al-Suhail for minister of higher education, Dara Noureddine for minister of justice, and Hala Korkis for minister of migration and displaced.

This comes following weeks of disputes between the political blocs over the vacant ministerial posts.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 04 December 2018 12:10 PM
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