Iraqi cleric Sadr scraps anti-US demonstrations ‘to avoid internal strife’

Moqtada al-Sadr addresses supporters at the grand mosque of Kufa on September 21, 2018. (AFP)

Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtaqa al-Sadr on Sunday called off demonstrations against the US embassy “to avoid internal strife,” his office said.

Sadr had earlier called for the demonstrations to take place in Baghdad and other cities.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57