The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq called Muqtada Al-Sadr Today, Friday, the Iraqi government and parliament decided to close the American embassy in Baghdad in protest against the unlimited American support for Israel in its war on… Gazaaccording to his expression.
Al-Sadr also affirmed in his statement his commitment to protecting his embassy members and not attacking them by militias that want to undermine the security and safety of Iraq.
He expressed his hope that the government and Parliament would respond, adding that he would take another action if his demand was not met.
Millions of Iraqis follow Muqtada al-Sadr, who has previously demonstrated his ability to organize rallies of hundreds of thousands of his supporters, most of them from the Shiite working class, when he wanted to exert political pressure.
Despite the political differences, the Palestinian cause enjoys broad support in Iraq from all political parties, in a country that does not recognize Israel, like its influential neighbor Iran.
Against the backdrop of Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Resistance Group in Iraq announced in statements distributed via social media sites its responsibility for the repeated attacks with missiles and drones that targeted American forces at the bases of Ain al-Asad in Anbar Governorate, Victoria at Baghdad International Airport, and Harir in Erbil Governorate during previous days.