Iraq: Sistani and Iran’s interventions

Iraqi leading Shiite cleric Ali Sistani is said to have no intention of taking a clear stance on Iran’s interventions in the Iraqi crisis.

Since the 1st of October, Iraq has been witnessing a series of mass anti-government protests.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has accused the US and Western intelligence services of spreading chaos in Iraq and the region.

What about Sistani’s stance?

What makes him so cautious?

These key questions and more are answered in the following 346-word news report.

[Briefly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 26/46 – November 15, 2019]

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