Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s political coalition has agreed to implement a series of sweeping policies advocated by Moqtada al-Sadr, in a move that reveals the cleric’s escalating political power and the fragility of the premier’s governing alliance.

On Sept. 5 Sadr released a statement threatening to call for widespread protests unless the government could meet three lofty demands: to give Iraqis a share of oil revenues; to create 50,000 new jobs; and to provide free fuel for all electric generators.

My Thoughts: Sadr will score major points here among the pour…something that PM Maliki should have completed by now..even though we know they need to complete the HCL and Gas Law along with the Erbil Agreement to further those goals for the people in Iraq, but now this will push the poor and the Militants towards Sadr..

Source: The Iraq Oil Report

Link: http://www.iraqoilreport.com/politics/national-politics/maliki-coalition-meets-sadr-oil-demands-6183/?utm_source=Email+Update+Subscribers&utm_campaign=cfdfd6350b-Email_Update&utm_medium=email

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