The leader of the Sadrist movement and the "Walkers" coalition in Iraq called for Moqtada Al-Sadr to a million demonstration to condemn the American presence in the country, after meeting with the leaders of Shiite factions in Iran yesterday.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet on Twitter, that Iraq’s sky, land, and sovereignty are being violated by what he described as invading forces, and he called those who described them as God’s soldiers and soldiers of the country for a gift, an Iraqi revolution, and a unified million peaceful demonstration, denouncing the American presence and its violations.
He pointed out that popular, political and parliamentary stands will follow these demonstrations, and he said that it will preserve Iraq and its people with dignity and sovereignty.
pic.twitter.com/VLhN09uECY- Muqtada Al-Sayed Mohammed Al-Sadr (@Mu_AlSadr) January 14, 2020
Sadr's call comes a day after meeting with Iraqi factions close to Iran - headed by Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and the Brigades of the Martyrs and Brigades of the Nujaba Movement in the Iranian city of Qom - to form a united front aimed at driving American forces out of Iraq.
A spokesman for the faction of the Iraqi Al-Nujaba movement, Nasr al-Shammari, revealed that what he described as the Iraqi resistance factions gave an opportunity and duration to the government and the parliament to end the foreign presence through diplomatic and political means.
Sadr had earlier announced the revival of the Mahdi Army - which was one of the most prominent Shiite forces that fought American forces in Iraq after invading the country in 2003 - after the announcement of the killing of the head of the Iranian Quds Force Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization In an American raid.