[size=52]Sadr is ready to work with competitors, backed by Iran, to drive American forces out of Iraq[/size]
[size=45]Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr expressed his willingness on Monday to work with his political rivals from armed groups backed by Iran to end the US military presence in Iraq "in political and legal ways."
[size=45]He said that if the American forces do not withdraw, "we will have another behavior and in cooperation with you."[/size]
[size=45]The Sadrist movement has fought American forces for years in the wake of the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.[/size]
[size=45]Al-Sadr portrays himself nationalist, rejecting both the Iranian presence and American influence. In a statement, he called on the Iranian-backed armed factions to stay away from the "irresponsible actions" that could be used to justify the attacks on Iraq.[/size]
[size=45]Press coverage by Ahmed Abu El-Enein - Participated in the coverage by Hisham Abdel-Khaleq in Cairo - Prepared by Ali Khafagy for the Arab Bulletin - Edited by Hassan Ammar.[/size]
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