Muqtada al-Sadr visits Saudi Arabia for the first time in 11 years

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Muqtada al-Sadr visits Saudi Arabia for the first time in 11 years

Muqtada al-Sadr pictured with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his first visit to Riyadh in 11 years. (Al Arabiya)
Staff writer, Al Arabiya EnglishSunday, 30 July 2017
Text size Saudi-Iraqi relations, and we hope it is the beginning of the retreat of sectarian strife in the Arab-Islamic region,” a statement from Sadr’s office said.




Sadr was greeted by the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs, Thamer Al-Subhan, on his arrival to Jeddah. (Supplied)

Sadr, who enjoys a wide base support as leader of al-Sadr movement, comes from a prominent Shiite family and is the fourth son of a highly-respected Shiite cleric, the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr.

The last visit by Sadr to Saudi Arabia came in 2006.






 
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He wants to get rid of Iran's homogeny over Iraq.
 
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Time for Iran to be kicked out of the Arabian countries in the MENA region.
 
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