Al-Sadr calls on the government and parliament to close the American embassy in Iraq

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Al-Sadr calls on the government and parliament to close the American embassy in Iraq

On Friday, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, called on the federal government and Parliament to close the United States Embassy in Iraq to “support” the Palestinians.

“I call on (the Iraqi government) and (the Iraqi parliament) with all its groups and orientations, for the first time and 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,” Al-Sadr stated in a post on the “X” website, formerly Twitter. Opposing Gaza

If the resolution is put to a vote, he emphasized the necessity to “protect its (US Embassy) diplomatic personnel, and not be exposed to them by the shameless militias that want to undermine the security and safety of Iraq.”

Al-Sadr stated that if the government and Parliament do not respond, another position will be announced later.

The Shiite leader urged supporters to avoid individual action and weapon use, emphasizing obedience.

The US Embassy in Baghdad announced the departure of non-essential employees at the embassy and US Consulate in Erbil due to increasing security threats.

The Pentagon has confirmed that its forces in Iraq were targeted by 12 attacks within a week and that it will respond promptly.