Al-Halbousi and the American ambassador discuss the political situation and affirm the support of the Iraqi forces
A statement by Al-Halbousi's office received by Shafaq News said that "the meeting also witnessed a discussion of bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance the continuation of cooperation in the economic and security fields, as well as a number of issues of common interest."
According to the statement, "the importance of supporting the Iraqi forces in facing the challenges of terrorism was emphasized, according to the principles of the strategic dialogue."
Iraq is awaiting the election of the president of the republic after parliament failed to hold a session last Monday as a result of a lack of quorum due to its boycott by the Sadrist bloc, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Sovereignty Alliance, as well as the Shiite coordination framework.
It is noteworthy that the dispute still dominates the relationship between the coordination framework and the Sadrist bloc, which has 73 parliamentary seats, which made it at the forefront of the political forces controlling the current political scene, in addition to setting difficult conditions for entering into a strategic partnership with the Shiite forces, which prevented the formation of a united Shiite front. The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has decided to exclude former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, while the framework forces allied with al-Maliki are trying to resolve the dispute and settle matters to form a government.
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