Hundreds of followers of the Iraqi Shia leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed into the Iraqi parliament building, demanding its speaker to halt the session. On the other hand, the country’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned that these protests can lead to the failure of the state. After the protests, Moqtada al-Sadr - who spent several years studying in the city of Qom – reportedly travelled to Iran.
Iran’s narrative: Savior of Iraq
Political instability will continue to persist in Iraq, mainly due to Iran’s sectarian agenda, IRGC support for Shiite militias, and Tehran’s policy of divide and ruleDr. Majid Rafizadeh