US in support of current Iraqi regime: Sadrist movement
The Iraqi Sadrist movement says it will take decisive measures if the people stop revolting.
There are certain parties that do not want the current regime in Iraq to fall, especially the US embassy in Baghdad, the Sadrist movement in Iraq said.
"The fall of the current regime does not appease certain parties, especially the US embassy," Sadrist movement minister Saleh Mohammad Al-Iraqi said.
"They were very vocal as soon as the supporters of the Sadrist movement protested in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in fear of them breaking into it and revealing documents that would expose everyone without exception," Al-Iraqi added.
"Whether this step is considered successful or not, it means that we will take another surprising step that will not occur to them if the people decide to abort the revolution and undermine corrupt officials," he stressed.
Al-Iraqi described the head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, as the "biggest supporter" of the coordination framework in Iraq, adding that "what bothered them the most was the demand for Faiq Zaidan, the main supporter of the coordination framework, to step down."
Several hundred Sadrists, who have been camping outside Parliament for nearly a month, have erected tents outside the gates of the body's headquarters in the Green Zone, Baghdad, the Iraqi INA news agency reported.
The demonstrators called for the dissolution of parliament and fresh elections after the last polls did not lead to a certain bloc holding the parliamentary majority.
In light of the sit-in, the country's top judicial council announced that it was suspending its works, the Federal Supreme Court's, and its subsidiary courts'.
The main political leaders of Iraq agreed last week to work on a political road map that culminates with a solution to the impasse.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister's office earlier that day said early elections were not ruled out. "Resorting to the ballot box once again through early elections is not an unprecedented event in the history of democracies", the statement added, without explicitly calling for them.
The Coordination Framework in Iraq stressed the importance of expediting the process of naming a presidential candidate and the formation of a service government that addresses the crises in the country.
Earlier in the month, supporters of the Coordination Framework in Iraq flocked to the entrance of the Green Zone to participate in a demonstration raising the slogan of "supporting legitimacy and preserving the constitution," in response to a call by the Framework to the Iraqi people to demonstrate peacefully "to defend their state."