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Cleric Sadr says stand required to distance Iraq away from US-Iran conflict

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Sadrist Movement leader and head of the Sairoon Alliance in Iraq, Muqtada Al-Sadr, affirmed on Monday that he does not support the outbreak of war between Iran and the United States.

The Shiite cleric also voiced rejection towards dragging Iraq into this war and make it a battleground for the Iranian-American conflict.

“We need a serious stand to distance Iraq away from the sparks of such a fierce war, which will ignite into a blaze burning down the country,” Sadr posted on Twitter.

“We need the Iraqi people to raise their voices against this war and dragging Iraq into it, because if Iraq did not stand united, it will be the end of Iraq,” he added.

Sadr further pointed out that neither the U.S. administration, nor Iran, want war, moreover, Iraq and its people cannot endure another war, stressing that Iraq requires peace and reconstruction.

“Whoever drags Iraq into this war or considers it as a battleground will become an enemy to the Iraqi people,” he added.

Al-Sadr is an Iraqi Shiite cleric and politician. He is one of the most influential religious and leader of the Sadrist movement.

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