Today, local media outlets confirmed that an official in the Presidency Court continued Iranian pressure on President Barham Salih to pass Qusay al-Suhail, the candidate of pro-Iranian political blocs to the post of prime minister, indicating that pressure may fluctuate the equation during the remaining hours.
The official said, in a statement to an Arab newspaper, that “Saleh is subjected to an unprecedented Iranian pressure campaign to pass the candidate blocks within the” construction “coalition, Qusay al-Suhail, to head the government, which was submitted by both al-Amiri and Maliki.
He added that “the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah, who is in charge of the Iraqi file, Muhammad Kawtharani, has managed in the past hours to persuade several Sunni forces to proceed with this option, including the alliance of forces to which Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi belongs.”
In the same context, information indicated that Saleh is also under American pressure not to accept the nominated names, including Al-Suhail, to search for a candidate who is closer to US interests.
It is reported that the religious authority in Najaf maintains the name of Al-Suhail, as well as the “Sadrist movement” led by Muqtada Al-Sadr, in addition to the protesting street, which led Saleh to refuse to take him to the street as a candidate from him, explaining that “Iranian pressure in particular, may be able to Change the equation during the remaining hours.
The information indicates that Saleh is awaiting the decision of the Federal Court or its answer about his inquiry regarding the legitimacy or constitutionality of his selection as a candidate for the government from outside the largest bloc, stressing that “the President of the Republic is trying to assign a person who is not provocative, and does not bring him to the people’s curse, which led him to send the inquiry, so that it is Its movement is supported by the highest legislative authority in the country, especially since its decisions are not subject to appeal or discrimination.