MESOP NEWS SHORT CUTS – KURDISTAN/IRAQ: Muqtada Sadr Calls on Bashar Assad to Step Down

Leyla Hemid – 8 Apr 2017 – ERBIL — the Sadr Movement leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday issued a statement whereby he called on the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to resign and on the US administration to stop “exaggerating” its positions and decisions.In an official statement, Sadr urges both the US and Russia to stop their interventions in Syria while he also called on Assad to step down from power for the sake of Syria and to avoid further conflicts and “dominance of terrorists.” Regarding the US missile offensive on Friday morning against Shayrat Airbase of Homs, Syria, Sadr thought “the US president should not exaggerate his reckless statements, positions and decisions.” Sadr is known for his tough positions against the US presence in Iraq.