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Iraq's Sadr calls on rival to join him in ousting PM: Statement

Reuters , Tuesday 29 Oct 2019
Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr drives a car as he joins anti-government demonstrators gathering in the central holy city of Najaf on October 29, 2019. (Photo: AFP)
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Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr invited on Tuesday the head of a rival political bloc to work with him on introducing in parliament a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

"To answer brother Abdul Mahdi, I thought asking you to call an early election would preserve your dignity but as you have refused, I invite brother Amiri to work with me on withdrawing confidence from you immediately," he said in a statement.

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