Allawi, Iraqi Shiite cleric to visit Damascus

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Combo photo of Head of the Iraqia List Ayad Allawi (L) and the Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

The Head of the Iraqia List Ayad Allawi and the Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will pay a visit to Damascus soon, Iraqia List's official Fattah al Sheikh told Xinhua over the phone on Sunday.

Al Sheikh noted that the two Iraqi leaders will discuss with the Syrian side the latest developments regarding the forming of the Iraqi government, stressing that Syria is a "key player" in the Iraqi issue.

On Thursday, Al-Sadr contacted Allawi to voice him support over appointing his party to form the new government. The Iraqia List bloc refused internationalization of the issue of the formation of a new Iraqi government last month, confirming that the solution to the issue must be an Iraqi one.

Iraqia List obtained 91 seats in the general elections held in March. According to the Iraqi constitution, it has the right to form the government. The Iraqi constitutional court, however, made an objection.

During last few months, many of Iraqi key figures have paid a visit to Damascus, as the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad always confirmed his country's full support to the formation of the Iraqi national unified government as soon as possible.

Source: Xinhua

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