A political source declared that Qatar had exerted big pressure against the Sunni blocs to join the Al-Binaa coalition, which is close to Iran, led by the leader of the rule of law coalition, Nouri al-Maliki and the leader of the Al-Fatah Alliance, Hadi al-Ameri, as part of a new plan that aims to destabilize Iraq and lead it into sectarianism.
The source, who preferred not to show his name, explained in statements that Qatar exerted pressure and blackmail for Sunni alliances to join the Al-Maliki and Al-Ameri coalition, to appear strong against the largest bloc that formed the anti-sectarian coalition led by Moqtada al-Sadr, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Ammar al-Hakim and Iyad Allawi, adding that the efforts of Doha have pressed deputies affiliated with the brotherhood and urged them to join the Al-Maliki coalition, known for its sectarian practices that led to Iraq’s collapse.
It also evoked the Islamic Party of Kurdistan, which is considered the brothers’ arm within the Kurds, and the leader, Salim al-Jabouri, the former speaker of parliament and the only Sunni politician who visited Doha during the last period, and despite having lost his post in parliament, he influences his party’s deputies, the Islamic Party, which represents the brotherhood in Iraq. The source also explained that they had already joined the Iranian axis and that they are not interested in the interest of the Sunni component which is not served by the sectarian approach adopted by Al-Maliki et Al-Ameri, and that Rashid al-Azzawi, the most important representative of the Islamic party, decided in the last hours to join the Al-Maliki-Al-Fatah axis, while it was expected that the six Party deputies were stilled in the ranks of the Al-Islah Alliance, led by Moqtada Al-Sadr, Al-Abadi and Al-Hakim.
Previously, Secretary General of the Iraqi Islamic Party Ayad Al-Samarrai spoke about the importance of supporting the Al-Abadi-Al-Sadr axis and not leaving the Al-Nasr alliance, however things are changing rapidly behind the scenes to join in the end the Al-Binaa coalition led by Al-Maliki.
Moreover, former Deputy Prime Minister Salam Al-Zobaie affirmed that Iran and Doha had pressured many deputies in parliament to create their political leanings in exchange for money and profits that they would receive, confirming that certain Iraqi parliamentarians were ready to work and face the foreign intervention, noting the importance of ending these actions of foreign countries in all aspects of the political process in Iraq, from elections to government formation.
During the last days, there was the formation of the basic elements led by Al-Maliki and Al-Binaa and Al-Islah, led by Al-Abadi and Al-Sadr. According to QatariLeaks, the two parties have taken to the Federal Court to know which party would present its candidate for prime minister.
Furthermore, exterior pressures played a main role in the bloc’s adhesion to one of the two axes, particularly the Iranian axis that succeeded to collect almost 155 deputies, while the coalition of Al-Sadr has affirmed the membership of more than 180 deputies.