Foreign actors must not ‘impose will’ on protests: top Iraq cleric | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 02, 2019

Foreign actors must not ‘impose will’ on protests: top Iraq cleric

Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani yesterday warned foreign actors against interfering in anti-government protests that erupted early last month and urged political factions to avoid “infighting”.

“No person or group, no side with a particular view, no regional or international actor may seize the will of the Iraqi people and impose its will on them,” Sistani said in his weekly sermon read by a representative in the Shia holy city of Karbala.

 

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