Skip to comments.Iraq's Maliki rejects Iran's call to step down
Posted on 07/23/2014 9:13:08 PM PDT by Trapper6012
Articles July 24, 2014
BAGHDAD, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.
Al-Maliki has for weeks been resisting growing pressure for him to step aside, including from former Shiite political allies and from Iraq's top Shiite spiritual authority. His critics see the Shiite prime minister as too divisive to form a government that can win support from the Sunni minority against the militant-led Sunni insurgency that has seized control of a large swath of the country.
But the recent meeting between al-Maliki and Iran's pointman in Iraq, senior general Ghasem Soleimani, was the first sign that Iran also believed he should go. Iran was crucial for al-Maliki in winning a second term four years ago, when Tehran used leverage over Shiite parties to ensure their backing for him during grueling negotiations over a government at the time.
Al-Maliki's rejection of the Iranian pressure puts Tehran in an unclear position, effectively posing it the choice of relenting to his remaining in the post or of hiking up pressure
Soon to come: Obama rejects term limits.
Amazing that this is where we are...
Iran has more influence over what happens in Iraq then us, after spending hundred of billions and thousands of lives.
Pathetic is the word that comes to mind. The Iranians are probably saying ‘Pinch me, Allah! this cannot be real! Is this another device by the Great Satan? Feigning extreme stupidity, a tendency to fumble, a compulsion to keep lying and constant, constant confusion? This cannot be real, but before we all wake up in 2017, let us go for the GOLD!!!”
>>Iran has more influence over what happens in Iraq then us, >>after spending hundred of billions and thousands of lives.
I think we are far beyond billions of dollars and thousands of lives.
Tel Aviv is in Iran’s nuclear sights. No one is asking obama or hill what our response will be! Fear of mutual destruction only works if both sides want to live.
My prediction is that Iran will nuke Tel Aviv first, and the world press will print that the jews asked for it.
Obama has proved that he will be the last person to take
a stand on Israel.
” Obama has proved that he will be the last person to takea stand on Israel.”
I believe he has.