Iraq’s Sadr demands closure of US embassy

SpaceWar.com reports: “Influential religious leader Moqtada Sadr called on the Iraqi government Friday to close the American embassy in Baghdad because of Washington’s ‘unconditional support’ for Israel in its war with Hamas.

‘If the government and parliament do not respond, we will take a different position that we will announce later,’ the Shiite cleric, who often criticises the government, warned on X, formerly Twitter.

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has criticised the ‘Zionist occupation’ since Israel began its bombardment of Gaza, calling it a ‘genocide’ of the Palestinian people…”

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