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#Iraq, Today's Statement of Grand Ayatollah #Sistani, from Friday Prayer:

"In times of crisis, the need to unity & setting internal disputes aside intensifies. Disputants must give up, even if partly, their personal & factional interests for the sake of collective good." (1)
#Iraq, Today's Statement of Grand Ayatollah #Sistani, from Friday Prayer:

"Cooperation by competition by disputants, each of whom possesses part of the power, & attempts to imposes their respective views will help exacerbate the crisis & prevent its solution." (2)
Today's Statement of G. A. #Sistani:

"Such competition may cause all parties to lose, & the biggest loss will be suffered by the country & its average people who have no role in internal conflict, who only care for their country's security, stability & sovereignty." (3)
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#Iraq: Abu Mahdi al-Mihandis, 2nd man in the Popular Mobilization Forces & Gen. Qasim Soleimani, Commabder of Iran’s Quds Force, were killed in a US military operation.

This took the recent US-Iran conflict to another level, putting Iraq in the heart of the fight. (1)
#Iraq’s national leaders hoped to avoid having their country being theater of US-Iran conflict.

Three reactions to watch for in the next few hours:
Iraqi PM Adil Abd al-Mahdi, Muqtada al-Sadr, Sistani’s Friday message in the coming few hours, & of course Iran’s statement. (2)
The Iraqi Govt. will try to contain the consequences of this event, which is perhaps the most consequential event in Iraq after the US invasion of Iraq.
But the main challenge will be the armed groups that aren’t controlled by #Iraq’s Commander-in-Chief. (3)
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Breaking: Both @AlMayadeenNews & #Iraqi TV confirm the assassination of #IRGC #Quds Force commander, #Qasem_Soleimani & commander of #Iraq's #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi), #Abu_Mahdi_al_Muhandis .
#Iraq #العراق
.2/ The consequences of assassinating #Soleimani & #Muhandis will be catastrophic for #Iraq, the region, as well #US & #Israeli interests in #Mideast.
#Iraq #العراق
.3/ The decision to assassinate both these commanders, is a clear #American message to escalate in Iraq & to draw #Iran into a military conflict.
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Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s statement read at the Friday Prayer in Karbala:

“Supporting the protests and calling to maintain their peaceful nature. Condemning aggression against protesters by killing, wounding, kidnaping, or frightening.” (1)
Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s statement read at the Friday Prayer in Karbala:

“Also condemning attacks on security forces and govt property, & calling to hold the doers accountable w/out leniency, these (attacks on protesters or sec. forces) are prohibited by religion & law.” (2)
Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s statement read at the Friday Prayer in #Karbala, #Iraq:

“Non-tyrannical govts. derive their legitimacy from the people, by fair & honest elections. Therefore, it is important to move fast on passing a fair electoral law.” (3)
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Breaking: In a tough speech, the senior cleric in #Iraq Ali #Sistani slaps the whole political class:- "I support the demonstrations & condemned the killing-Kidnapping of protesters, and the govt has not implemented any real demand of the #IraqProtests so far. (1)
"Iraqis only found the protest and gave big sacrifices during the demonstrations is the only way to save the country form corruption and devastation by all the political class which turned the country into personal gains by keeping silent about each other's corruption" (2)
"If the political class thinks they can dodge and evade the real reforms, they are delusional, because the situation after the protests will not be like before it, so be careful, but there are doubts about the ability of the political class to implement real reforms" (3)
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Grand Ayatollah #Sistani’s Office statement, read in today’s Friday Prayer:

“Recalling the 1st. group of loved ones whose blood was shed in the start of this reform movement 40d ago, calling again to bring the killers to justice, offering our condolences to their families.” (1)
Grand Ayatollah #Sistani’s Office statement, read in today’s Friday Prayer:

“Political powers holding authority now have a unique chance to heed citizens’ demands according to a mutually-accepted roadmap, to be implemented in a set timeframe, to end a long corruption era. (2)
Grand Ayatollah #Sistani’s Office statement, read in today’s Friday Prayer:

“It is unacceptable to do more stonewalling & procrastination in combating corruption & political quotas (muhassassa), for it will put the Country at grave rosks.” (3)
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#Breaking: In his first comment on #Iraq_Protest, The senior cleric in #Iraq Ali #Sistani sharply criticizes the political process in #Iraq & he accuse the "Sadrist" & "Fatah" blocs who formed the govt, to abandon slogans of reform that they claim it. (1)
A few moments ago, his spokesman Ahmed al-Safi read out Sistani's statement on the situation in #Iraq:-
All the three authorities in the country, Parliament, government & judiciary, responsibility for the poor conditions of Iraqis (2)
“The Parliament is the biggest responsible because the largest blocs that formed the government (Muqtada al-Sadar & Hadi al-Amiri) didn’t take anything seriously on its promises to achieve reforms and fighr corruption” (3)
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#Iran 🇮🇷 border guards commander Qasem Rezaei says Chazabeh and Khosravi, 2 border crossings to Iraq, are temporarily closed because of unrest in #Iraq 🇮🇶
"Dear police officer
If you are really an Iraqi, hug me, don't beat me up
I am your brother & I would never want to hurt you
So why do you chose to hurt me?"

"Just give us a country’" is the hashtag

Thousands in #Iraq 🇮🇶 protest corruption
13 killed on Wednesday as #Iraq 🇮🇶 protests escalate, spread nationwide

- 9 killed, including 1 policeman in the southern city of Nasiriya in Dhi Qar governorate
- 4 were killed in Amarah in Maysan governorate

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