Al-Sadr Refuses to Meet With Iraqi Delegation… In Tehran
If you still had any doubts that Iran was fomenting terrorism in Iraq, this ought to settle it…
Mookie is definitely in Iran.
Condoleezza Rice was correct in calling him a coward.
A delegation of Iraqi officials traveled to Tehran to meet with Mookie Al-Sadr but he refused to see them.
Despite the fact that Shiite leaders in Iraq have joined with the government in denouncing the al-Sadr militia, including Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the senior Shiite cleric in Iraq, and Grand Ayatollah Najafi, who issued a fatwa against the al-Sadr fighters, al-Sadr still refused to meet with the Iraqi officials who came to Tehran to see him.
Voice of America reported:
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki dispatched a delegation of leading Shi’ite figures to Iran last week in order to present Tehran with mounting evidence of Iran’s support for rogue militias in Iraq. But Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose militia continues to battle Iraqi and U.S. forces in Baghdad and other areas and who has been in Iran for months, refused to meet with the delegation.
The Iraqi delegation reportedly met with Qasim Suleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps’ Qods Force, on May 1, and was expected to meet again with him on May 2. The force is suspected of being the main supplier of Iranian-made weapons to Iraq. It has also been linked to the training of Iraqi militiamen. The delegation was also slated to meet with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
On May 2, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini downplayed the delegation’s visit, saying, “Iranian officials will hold talks with this delegation in line with helping settle differences and ongoing clashes in Iraq.”