Meet the replacement of Iraqi PM Maliki
22.06.2014 BasNews, Baghdad – Iran is allegedly leaning towards replacing Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki with Tariq Najm, a Shiite politician and adviser to Maliki, who is thought to be closer to Tehran.
According to a source that is close to the matter and asked for anonymity, after the Iranian and Iraqi officials met in Baghdad on Saturday, Iran suggested that Maliki can no longer remain in power and is pushing for Najm to replace him. An anonymous source that was in the meeting told BasNews that Iran is dissatisfied with Maliki’s failed policies and has chosen to replace him, trusting that Najm can protect Iranian interests in Baghdad. Najm is known to be anti Kurdistan and a fierce supporter of Shiite interests. He is close to Maliki and is known as the black box of Maliki’s government.