Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has said that neither the US nor Iran can intervene in the internal affairs of Baghdad.
“Iran is a neighbor of Iraq and it fears from losing its interests, but we hope it won’t intervene in Iraq’s internal affairs,” Sadr said when asked by one of his followers about Tehran’s interference in the Iraqi political process.
“America is an occupier, therefore we don’t allow it to influence the political process in Iraq,” Sadr said when he was asked the same question about the US.
The Shi’ite leader is known for his hatred for Americans while he is not a good friend of the Iranians as well.
In the meantime, many political commentators believe that Baghdad “cannot form its new government without the approval of the two foreign countries”.
Iraqi parliamentary election was held on May 12 in which Sadr’s Sa’eroun Alliance won a total of 54 seats of the parliament.