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Why do both Doha and Iran want Fayadh as interior minister?


Observers said that the situation in Iraq is going to worsen in the coming period, especially amid the insistence of Iran and Qatar on the appointment of Faleh al-Fayadh as interior minister and the objection to his nomination by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

What are the reasons for this insistence despite the Iraqi parliamentary and political opposition to Fayadh? Observers said that this terrorist would spark major strife in Iraq if the two countries did not stop.


Al-Binna'a Coalition MP Fadel Jaber has exposed plans of the terrorist Fatah Alliance to which Fayadh belongs.

He said that the United States is the one that stands against the appointment of Fayadh as the interior minister, pointing out that the US stood against the sectarian IMIS that was formerly headed by Fayadh.

Jaber said in a press statement on Monday that the US is openly interfering in Iraqi affairs by trying to force itself into the political process and imposing its will to dictate instructions and policies to those who follow it.

Observers said that Jaber's statements do not reveal the American role but expose the role of Iran, as all Iraqis are against the IMIS and its criminal acts.


Defense and interior

The leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, a supporter of the Saairun Alliance (Alliance Towards Reform), has expressed his objection to assigning the post of interior minister to Fayadh, who is supported by the parliamentary Al-Binna'a Coalition, which is formed of Iran's allies.

He has also strongly rejected assigning the defense portfolio to Sunni figures seeking to buy the post with money.

Jaafar al-Mousawi, a spokesman for Sadr, said on Tuesday that Sadr would not stand by the government if the government defied the will of the people and the clerics.

Mousawi explained that the new government headed by Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi will fail if independent ministers are not appointed.

Bilateral agreements confirmed that the security ministries should be granted to independent and efficient candidates, Mousawi said, noting that Abdul Mahdi already abided by this principle when he introduced the first 14 ministers who were given confidence by the parliament after vote.

Sadr does not support any political party involved in the new government because he only stands by the Iraqi people, Mousawi said, stressing that Sadr will not stand by this government if it challenged the people and the clerics.

Qatar's intervention

Qatari Foreign Minister Abdul Rahman Al-Thani met with Fatah Alliance leader Hadi al-Amiri and a number of political leaders. Some reports said that the Qatari official sought to influence the formation of the government.

During the visit, Al-Thani discussed with the parties the possibility of forcing a number of figures into Abdul Mahdi's government, most notably former figure of the Iraqi Islamic Party Salim al-Jabouri as minister of defense, according to a source.

Although these posts are almost decided to be for some Sunni figures, Al-Thani clearly spoke of his desire that Jabouri be appointed as the defense minister.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 05 December 2018 02:17 AM