MESOP “SADR INTERNATIONAL “ – Sadr Calls for International Political Intervention in Iraq

With the Iraqi parliament still deadlocked on cabinet reforms, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called for new protests, the resignation of senior politicians, and political intervention by the United Nations and Organization of Islamic Countries to hold early elections. The move is a significant escalation from his previous demands. Sadr’s statement comes a day after returning from Beirut, where several Iraqi political figures were holding meetings. Sadr reportedly met with Hezbollah officials and other Lebanese politicians who tried but could not broker a deal between him and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.