On Friday, Member of Parliament Burhan Al-Mamouri responded to Muqtada Al-Sadr’s request to close the American embassy in Baghdad.
In a statement received by NRT Arabic, Al-Mamouri stated that, at the request of Muqtada al-Sadr, they will initiate a campaign to gather the signatures of representatives for closing the American embassy in the capital.
The speaker announced that they would urge the Parliament’s Presidency to convene an extraordinary session to propose a law that would mandate the closure of the American embassy. The law would then be put to a vote in the House of Representatives.
Because of the latter’s unrestricted support for the Zionists against Gaza, the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, urged the government and parliament to vote on dismantling the American embassy in Iraq earlier today.
“From the standpoint of supporting the oppressed in the east and west of the earth, I demand (the Iraqi government) and (the Iraqi parliament) with all its factions and orientations, for the first time and for the sake of public, not private, interests, to vote on closing the American embassy in Iraq for unlimited American support for the terrorist Zionists against Gaza,” Al-Sadr wrote in a blog post on the (X) website, which was subsequently picked up by NRT Arabic.
During a recent interview, the speaker emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety and security of the embassy’s diplomatic personnel. He highlighted that closing the embassy would require a commitment to protect the personnel from any attacks by the militias who aim to disrupt Iraq’s safety and security. The speaker also stated that they are waiting for the government’s answer and response to their demand.
He said that if the government and parliament do not respond, they will make another announcement later. He emphasized that everyone must obey and avoid using weapons.
“We hope the jihadists and the axis of resistance will not object to this demand under the pretext of economic distress due to the American treasury,” he said in closing. God Almighty forbid total quiet will result in normalcy, oddity, and poverty.