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The visit of the Iranian Quds Force Commander Ismail Qaani to Iraq last week received great attention and caused controversy on the local political scene, and it is known that this visit came in the context of Tehran's attempts to unify the Shiite forces loyal to it in the nomination of a new prime minister, especially amid the stumbling Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zorfi and refused. Shiite house "to walk in his expected government.
However, Qaani failed in his aspirations, and unlike his predecessor, Qasim Soleimani, who brought Shiite political forces together to achieve Iran's goals in Iraq, more than that, Qaani not only failed to unite Iraqi leaders, but also received condemnation and criticism from the Shiite leadership, according to a report Al-Monitor website for Middle East affairs.
The website, quoting a senior religious source in Najaf, said that the Shiite cleric in Iraq, Ali Sistani, rejected Qasani's request for a bilateral meeting, and the other blow to the efforts of the Iranian official came from the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, who canceled a predetermined meeting with the commander of the Quds Force, and mentioned in A written and frank message, delivered by Sadr's military adviser, Abu Doaa al-Issawi, that "there should be no foreign interference in Iraqi affairs."
He did not meet the Sunnis or the Kurds
According to the report, Qani did not meet Sunni or Kurdish politicians during his visit to Baghdad, unlike Soleimani, who had personal or personal ties between Iraqi politicians outside the Shiite circles.
In fact, according to the report, Qanai lacks many of the attributes needed to lead Iranian militias in the Arab world, unlike Soleimani, as the new leader does not speak Arabic and lacks charisma.
A failed mission
"The timing of Ismail Qāni's visit to Baghdad is inappropriate and an attempt to clearly interfere in the formation of the new government," MP Asaad al-Murshidi, of the National Wisdom Movement led by Shiite cleric Ammar al-Hakim, said in a statement.
In the same context, Rep. Raad Al-Dahlaki, on behalf of the Alliance of Forces, called on the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Muhammad Ali Al-Hakim, to summon the Iranian ambassador, Erg Masjidy, in Baghdad, due to a legal interference in Iraqi affairs.
Parliamentarian Nada Jawdat of the Victory Coalition said: "Al-Zorfi succeeded in obtaining a parliamentary majority. A visit to Qana did not disappoint the Al-Zorfi government, but on the contrary increased parliamentary support for it."
Member of Parliament Nasr Al-Issawi said, "Many members of the various Shiite factions support Al-Zarfi despite the objections of their leaders."
While the Victory Alliance in Parliament, led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, described "the visit of Qaani as a failed mission."
For her part, MP Alia Nassif of the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki said that the commander of the Quds Force pressured the Shiite factions to withdraw their support for the candidate Adnan Al-Zorfi, adding that "it is a shame that Iraqi political leaders need foreign guardianship to decide important issues related to their country."
Last month, the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, visited Baghdad and met President Barham Salih, Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, and Shamkhani's visit was considered a sign that Iran is transferring the handling of its file in Iraq from the Quds Force to the Iranian diplomatic apparatus .