Radical Al-Sadr Meets Supreme Shiite Leader Al-Sistani


Radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerges from his meeting with Iraq’s most prominent cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 10, 2007. It is the first known meeting between the two since al-Sadr re-emerged in public last month for the first time after slipping out of sight four months ago. The United States says he had spent that time in neighboring Iran. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

ADN Kronos reports that Al-Sadr asked for Sistani’s support in pushing the US out of Iraq:

The two imams discussed security problems and al-Sadr reportedly asked Iraq’s supreme Shiite leader to support his campaign to force out American troops.

Last month, al-Sadr reappeared in public delivering a forceful sermon at the Kufa mosque, in which he demanded the end of the American presence in Iraq.

Iraq Slogger says that the meeting details are scant.

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