Kuwaiti newspaper: Sistani threatens to drop Maliki if he resorted to force against demonstrators
A source close to the Shiite cleric Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq, told the "politics" of Kuwait, said yesterday that the top Shi'ite cleric Ali al-Sistani threatened to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to take a unified stand against him by the religious authorities and Shiite demand of "National Alliance" Shiite dismissal from office and other personal choice to head the government, if issued orders suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Sunni-dominated Anbar Province.
The source close to Karbalai, a representative of Sistani, the latter learned from sources within the Shiite alliance that "al-Maliki planned to hold Geslh exceptional National Security Council, which includes ministers of Intelligence and Security and the interior, defense and justice and foreign affairs as well as representatives from the Ministry of Finance assumed by Rafie al-Issawi to be final decision on issuing orders and sending a special military forces from Baghdad to quell the protests in Anbar force the reopening of the international road. "
The source added that "al-Sistani and some Shia cleric, in the forefront of Bashir al-Najafi and Isaac Fayad, when they learned the structure of al-Maliki this held a meeting reference exceptional and sent a representative them immediately to Baghdad to inform the leadership of the Shiite alliance that he convene an emergency session of Parliament and withdraw confidence from the Maliki if he decides to use force against demonstrators in Anbar and the rest of the Sunni cities, and that no other option before the leadership of the coalition only choose personal alternative coordination with other political blocs, including the "Kurdish Alliance" and a coalition of the "Iraqi" Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, because replacing Maliki in these circumstances and historical moments save Iraq from a fierce civil war. "
The informed source in Najaf that "representative Shia cleric, who arrived in Baghdad told the leadership of the Shiite alliance that leads Maliki's government that if it was necessary to start the spring in Iraq, it must be spring united Sunni Shiite because of corruption and poor services and political crises successive is what characterized the current government headed by al-Maliki, and understanding of this talk within the alliance that al-Sistani would not only calling for the dismissal of al-Maliki, but will issue a fatwa to a peaceful revolution in Shiite street southern provinces against the government, which failed to improve the circumstances and conditions of Iraqis throughout the seven years of the reign of al-Maliki. "
He believed the source Shiite that "attitudes Sistani bold which is one of the most prominent interventions in politics at all at this particular time was vital, because the conviction among the religious leaders Shiite Maliki going to an armed conflict with the Sunni cities, and circles in Iran gave the green light for this war" .
The source said that close to Sistani considered Iran's role during the crisis between Maliki and the Sunni cities "unfortunate" because it sought to "support the prime minister instead of calming the atmosphere and push solutions," noting that "the Iranian diplomats in Baghdad had asked to meet Sistani but the latter apologized because he was not satisfied with the Iranian role, and there is a kind of attitudes in circles that references points already contributed to the Iranian تذكية security solution to the problem of protests in Anbar. "
According to the source close to Karbalai, the "gap deepened and doubled between Sistani and the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei after crisis Anbar, especially in light of orientation to use military force against the protesters, which means that Sistani and al-Najafi and Fayad plan in the coming period to weaken the Iranian role in internal affairs Iraq. "
The source said that "the problem of the Iranian leadership, from the viewpoint of many inside circles Shiite authorities in Najaf, is that it crystallized the positions of internal crises Iraqi consistent with calculations that relate to the situation the Syrian and the conflict with the Arab Gulf states and Saudi Arabia in particular, and therefore does not mean driving in Tehran could come by interventions in Iraq from the repercussions and perhaps disasters real Iraqis, and this is why Sistani to send messages to the Iranians ask them to refrain from interfering in the Iraqi situation, "reminding test years 2005, 2006 and 2007 in which he was" the Iranian Revolutionary Guard supporting the sectarian war in Iraq on reverse orientations references in Najaf, which was calm attitudes and push for reconciliation and to promote understanding between the components of Iraq and strengthen national unity. "
Wednesday 16/01/2013 09:15 am
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