The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, confirmed today, Thursday, that the Green Zone attract delays the withdrawal of US forces.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "There are parties claiming to be resistance and claiming to hit the US embassy in the Green Zone, and they have injured civilians, children, women and destroyed the edifices of science and education.".
He added: "The people should not be deceived by such movements. They are doing this in order to delay the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq in order for them to have an excuse to use weapons, and the fate of the people remains in their hands. There is no existence for them without the presence of the occupier.".
Al-Sadr also continued: "In order to obstruct our path by removing him through the Security Council and the United Nations and in international ways and under penalty of law."
In addition to that he concluded by saying: "Long live the people and let the voices of violence that endanger the people and the state and destabilize security be silenced."