HAT TIP: The IQD Team
Happy Mother’s Day Friends!
Clearly this article caught our attention!
It is from a Kurdish newspaper, but that does not mean 100% they are against Maliki!
It is an OPINION PIECE as they conveniently state: “…confirmed anonymous sources…”!!!
So, don’t give it too much importance!
However, let’s assume it is “accurate” – then, in our opinion, it is a political move by Talabani to help Maliki save face!
~ Mr. IQD
13/05/2012 10:44 ERBIL, May 13 (AKnews) –
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani wants PM Nouri al-Maliki to stay in his post, confirmed anonymous sources, adding that Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani and former prime minister and head of Iraqiya Iyad Allawi are against the PM staying.
Sources told Kuwait’s al-Seyassah news website that Talabani wants to solve Iraq’s ongoing issues with Maliki in his post. The sources added that Talabani has tried to convince the head of the House of Representatives Osama Nujaifi to remain with Maliki’s government.
Al-Seyassah also reported that Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr is against Maliki remaining in power. Sadr, Barzani and Allawi want to replace the PM with someone else in the National Alliance.