Warning of a "civil war" in southern Iraq
The Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, urged to hold early elections at the end of this year, to take over the reins of the interim government, after Muhammad Allawi failed to form a new government, as a result of a political dispute.
Khashan said, the Twilight News, said that "because of the ignorance of the political parties in dealing with the crisis experienced by the country, can not hold early elections, not even periodically after the elections , the end of the life of current government.
" This move might bring Iraq back to before the Governing Council stage , That is to 2003. "And he
warned against what he described as" serious repercussions "of holding early elections,"
Qais Khazali, Secretary General of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq movement in Iraq, had seen in a previous interview that holding early elections in light of the government’s resignation and the unstable security situation was a great risk that might lead to civil war.