Iraq President meets with Eidani as part of PM nomination process

Barham Salih said that US President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission for US troops stationed there to “watch Iran.” (File photo: Reuters)

Iraqi President Barham Salih is meeting with Asaad Al Eidani as part of the nomination process for the role of prime minister.

Eidani, the governor of the oil-rich Basra province, is considered a front runner for the job.

His nomination comes as Iraq faces violent anti-government protests that have resulted in about 450 deaths. Demonstrators have been protesting Iran’s interference in the country's politics, as well as outgoing higher education minister Qusay al-Suhail’s candidacy for prime minister.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56