Abadi says Iranian powers influence gov't formation

Abadi says Iranian powers influence gov't formation

2019/01/26 | 10:50 - Source: Baghdad Post

(ThisDay | Iraq News Now)-

Head of Al-Nasr Coalition and former prime minister Haider al-Abadi has affirmed that an Iranian influence is being practiced over the formation of governments and officials, describing this as a “sad thing.”In a statement, Abadi said interventions in the Iraqi political scene existed due internal conflicts and prioritizing personal gains over public interests.He also called for a national unity, not against neighboring countries, but for the greater interests of Iraq.Abadi further warned to allow armed factions to have a role in the political scene or decision making, pointing out that this will lead to a conflict between these powers for their own interests.He also stressed that no armed factions, especially the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS), should not be responsible for Iraq’s security.

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