Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
At the same time, Sadr called for the closure of US military bases in Iraqi territory. He also stressed the need to adopt reciprocity with foreign countries to maintain sovereignty.
Concurrently, flocked Thousands of supporters of the Shiite leader To the Janadra area in Baghdad, in response to his call to land in a million demonstration to demand the departure of the American forces.
Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent reported earlier, that large numbers of people arrived from all over the Iraqi capital, to the place designated for the demonstration called by Al-Sadr, amid tight security measures, where security forces cut a number of roads in the center of the capital, to protect the demonstrators.
According to the Iraqi News Agency, there are five main sectors to secure the demonstration.
It is noteworthy that the presence of the American forces occupied the Iraqi scene during the past weeks, especially after the killing of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, on January 3, with a US drone plane, on the campus of Baghdad Airport.
On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted on a non-binding resolution calling on the government to end the presence of foreign forces in the country, but the caretaker government did not take a position on that call.