Friday, August 15, 2014

Sistani Backs New Iraqi PM



Grand Ayatllah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's Shia leader, on Friday threw his support behind the country’s new prime minister. Sistani urged Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to work for unity of Iraq and end corruption. Sistan, leading the Friday prayers, said the transition was a rare opportunity to resolve “political and security crisis.” (Reuters, 15 August)

Note: Grand Ayatollah Sistani had urged the new premier to work "for unity of IRAQ and end corruption." An earlier version of this post had mistakenly said Iran instead of Iraq. My apologies, it was just a typo!

6 comments:

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

Unity of Iran, eh? :)

Brig. Gen. Basrawi (IQAF. ret) said...

Mr Al Abadi need to focus his attention on fixing Iraq or else he will fall into the same trap that Maliki was stuck in. Do your own country good, make it so that every Iraqi citizen regardless of faith can have a country which they cherish and one they can agree to live in peacefully. The turmoil in Iraq was a product of Iranian influences on Iraqi decision-makers.

B.M.A said...

SEEMS that you deeply believe 'CORRUPTION HAS TO END IN IRAN" or you mean Iraq?

Nader Uskowi said...

My mistake. It was a typo. The ayatollah was talking about Iraq not Iran. The text is corrected. Thanks.

Nader Uskowi said...

Sorry about the typo. The ayatollah was talking about Iraq, not Iran. I've corrected the post. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Brig.Gen.Basrawi (IQAF.ret)

I agree,the regime in Tehran should take its ugly nose out of Iraqi affairs.