Iraq: Al-Sadr rules out talks, demands early elections
04 August 2022 | 2:22 pm
After his supporters stormed parliament and declared a sit-in, influential Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr dismissed calls for dialogue with an Iran-backed faction and called for the dissolution of the legislature.
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