Al-Kadhimi calls for national dialogue to reach political solution
Iraq's Prime Minister calls on all parties to reduce escalation and to start an initiative for a solution on national grounds.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi called Monday on all parties to sit at the table for a national dialogue in order to reach a political solution to the current crisis.
Al-Kadhimi considered that "Our dear Iraq is witnessing great political tension that may threaten - God forbid if the wise do not interfere - with dire consequences."
"We call on all parties to calm down and reduce escalation, to start an initiative for a solution on national grounds, calling on everyone not to be drawn into accusations, the language of treason, the instigation of hostility and hatred between the Brotherhood in the same country," the Iraqi Prime Minister expressed.
Ahl Al-Kahf: Our targets British and US embassies
On its part, the Ahl Al-Kahf faction in Iraq commented on the recent political events in the country, stressing that its targets are the British and US embassies, who stand behind this sedition.
The Iraqi faction considered that the embassies of NATO countries and their intelligence officers have recruited thousands in Baghdad and several Iraq provinces.
The faction that its targets are all the bases of the US and British occupation in Iraq and Syria, and perhaps Jordan.
The faction said it will carry out provocative operations that may lead the US army to lose its ability to respond, stressing that every participant in this sedition will have a share of the punishment.
Coordination Framework supporters protest to 'preserve constitution'
Earlier, supporters of the Coordination Framework in Iraq flocked to the Green Zone entrance to participate in a demonstration that raised the slogan "Supporting legitimacy and preserving the constitution."
According to Al Mayadeen's correspondent, "the coordinating framework mobilized its supporters to head to the Green Zone entrance and gather in the two-story square in Baghdad."
The correspondent pointed out that "the Coordination Framework's directives for the demonstrators are clear -- not to clash with anyone and not to enter the Green Zone," adding that "the goal of the demonstration is not to confront the Sadrist movement's audience, but rather to confirm the popular presence of the framework."
In turn, the Secretary-General of the "Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq" movement, Qais Khazali, addressed the demonstrators, saying, "Let your message be unified that you took to the streets for Iraq."
Meanwhile, the Head of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri Al-Maliki called on the Coordination Framework and the Sadrist movement to a responsible stance that "absorbs the shock and initiates a serious dialogue," and urged the demonstrators to commit to peace and preserve public property.
On Sunday, the Iraqi coordination framework called on the Iraqi people to demonstrate peacefully to "defend their state," adding that "it continues calling for dialogue with all political forces, especially the brothers in the Sadrist movement," adding, "We see a continuous escalation that has reached the point of calling for a coup against the people, the state, its institutions, and the political process."
In its statement, the framework described the attempt of a coup as "a dangerous matter that brings back to memory the bloody coups that Iraq experienced throughout decades of dictatorship."
This comes after the leader of Iraq's Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, called on his supporters to demonstrate, saying in a statement: "O Iraqi people... you are all at stake," and called the people to demand reform in the country.
Pro-Sadrist protesters storm Iraqi Parliament
The Secretariat of the Coordination Framework in Iraq announced the nomination of Mohammad Al-Shia Al-Sudani to take over the prime ministership.
On Wednesday, thousands of Sadrist supporters stormed the parliament inside the Green Zone, denouncing the candidacy of the 52-year-old former minister and governor.
Consequently, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammad Al-Halbousi announced the suspension of parliament sessions until further notice.