Muqtada al-Sadr, the head of the Sadrist movement, called on the federal government and Parliament to vote on closing the US Embassy in Iraq to “support” the Palestinians on Friday.
Al-Sadr said in a message posted to the “X” website, which used to be on Twitter, “I call on (the Iraqi government) and (the Iraqi parliament) with all its groups and orientations, for the first time and for the sake of public and not private interests, to vote on closing the American embassy in Iraq because of the unlimited American support for the terrorist Zionists.” In opposition to Gaza.”
He emphasized the need of “protecting its (US Embassy) diplomatic personnel and not exposing them to the shameless militias that want to undermine security and safety of Iraq.
Al-Sadr went on to say: “If the government and parliament do not respond, we will have another position that we will announce later.”
The Shiite leader urged members of the movement to “commit to obedience and not act individually, and to avoid using weapons at all.”
In a statement issued a few days ago, the US Embassy in Baghdad announced the departure of non-essential workers from the embassy and the US Consulate in Erbil due to increased security risks.
Yesterday, Thursday, the Pentagon revealed that its personnel in Iraq had been subjected to at least 12 strikes within a week, while also assuring that it will respond to these attacks in a timely way.