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Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Warning From Iraqi Shia Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr listen to questions during a news conference in Arbil, about 350 km (220 miles) north of Baghdad April 26, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Azad Lashkari

‘The Near Future Of Iraq Is Dark’: Warning From Muqtada al-Sadr – The Shia Cleric Whose Word Is Law To Millions Of His Countrymen — The Independent

The future of Iraq as a united and independent country is endangered by sectarian Shia-Sunni hostility says Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia religious leader whose Mehdi Army militia fought the US and British armies and who remains a powerful figure in Iraqi politics. He warns of the danger that “the Iraqi people will disintegrate, its government will disintegrate, and it will be easy for external powers to control the country”.

In an interview with The Independent in the holy city of Najaf, 100 miles south-west of Baghdad – the first interview Mr Sadr has given face-to-face with a Western journalist for almost 10 years – he expressed pessimism about the immediate prospects for Iraq, saying: “The near future is dark.”