PICTURES | Hundreds Gather in Baghdad to Support Sadr's Political Steps
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PICTURES | Hundreds Gather in Baghdad to Support Sadr's Political Steps

ERBIL — Hundreds of Iraqi people on Tuesday evening gathered in the capital Baghdad to express support for the political steps and decisions of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist Movement.

The Sadr's supporters gathered in Sadr city in east of Baghdad and al-Kadhimiya area in north of the capital city, local sources said.

The gathering comes a day after Sadr slammed Iraq's Supreme Federal Court for its "politicized rulings" under the influence of the so-called "obstructing one-third" of the parliament.

The influential leader also made it clear again that he would "never" strike a deal with his Shia rivals whom are known for their close ties with Iran.

Over the past weeks, Sadr has presented different initiatives in efforts to address the political deadlock and form the next Iraqi government.

He gave a 40-day deadline to the pro-Iran Coordination Framework to form the next government without the Sadrist Movement, but the alliance failed to do so last month.

Sadr also reaffirmed his Movement's support for the independent members of the parliament if they try to form the new government. In his latest initiative, the Shia cleric announced his movement’s transition to the national opposition for the next 30 days.

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