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Muqtada al-Sadr complicates Iranian moves in Iraq

Iranians from different sides look at Iraq's Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s recent move with suspicion.
Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wave flags as they occupy the Iraqi parliament for a sixth consecutive day, in protest at a nomination for prime minister by a rival Shiite faction, Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2022.

The recent Sadrist protests have split the Shiite camp into two opposing sides — the Sadrists and the Coordination Framework — raising Iran's concerns significantly.

Both sides are campaigning against the other in the street and in the media, raising concerns about armed clashes on the Shiite side.

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