SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : MIDDLE EAST – Iraq’s Sadr Backs Protesters in South

20 july 2018 – Influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won in a May general election, called on politicians to hold off forming a government (Reuters) until they meet what he called “rightful demands” raised by protesters in the country’s south. Demonstrators have called for fair distribution (AP) of natural resource revenue.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/cleric-sadr-backs-iraq-protests-calls-for-delay-in-government-formation-idUSKBN1K91U8