Reconstruction Alliance official Haidar al-Mulla said on Tuesday that Iran
continuously pressures for Faleh al-Fayadh to get the interior minister post.
The Iranian pressure continues, Mullah said on Tuesday, adding that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi is succumbing to these external pressures, a behavior he described as "a disaster."
"The insistence that Faleh al-Fayadh takes over the interior minister post shows that Iran wants special specifications for this ministry," Mulla said.
Parliament was due to vote on the last five vacant ministerial posts last Monday; however, MPs only managed to approve Shaimaa al-Khalil as minister of education and Nofal Mousa as the minister of immigration and displaced before chaos broke out during parliament session. Khalil ended up resigning just days later due to her brother's ties to ISIS
Although Saairun Alliance, supported by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, vowed numerously not to allow Fayadh to be passed by the parliament, opposing parties loyal to Iran have not given up on him.
Every time the parliament plans to vote on Fayadh, Reform Alliance withdraws from the voting session, leaving the quorum broken.