Kuwait Emir Receives Vote-Winner Muqtada al-Sadr, Aim to Boost Iraq's Relations With GCC

Published May 30th, 2018 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr heads to Kuwait in order to improve ties with Gulf countries. (AFP/ File Photo)
Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr heads to Kuwait in order to improve ties with Gulf countries. (AFP/ File Photo)
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Tuesday at Dasman Palace leader of the Sadrist Movement Muqtada al-Sadr during the latter’s visit to the country.

Sadr media bureau mentioned Tuesday that Muqtada al-Sadr headed to Kuwait in an unannounced visit following an invitation from state officials. 

This visit falls under reinforcing bilateral ties, said the bureau.

Anadolu Agency reported from a reliable source that the visit to Kuwait falls under pursuits to fill the gap that resulted between Iraq and the Arabian Gulf countries following the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait in 1990.

Since 2003, the Shiites close to Iran have been ruling the country. 

The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that Sadr will work on improving ties with the Gulf countries through the coming government. The source added that Sadr sees that Iraq should maintain balanced ties with everyone. 
 
 
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