Friday, April 15, 2016

Info on Tap

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tasked Nasrallah with carrying out the reconciliation between Sadr and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

That kicked off the latest chapter in a months-long saga of al-Abadi proposing various reforms that parties and politicians with interests in the existing system, mainly al-Maliki's supporters, have sought to delay or undermine, Al-Sadr later took up the demand for a technocratic government, organizing a two-week sit-in that put al-Abadi under pressure to act, but also supported the course of action he wanted to take, Sadr relented after al-Abadi presented his first list of nominees at the end of March, but has yet to react to the most recent developments in efforts to replace the cabinet

Commander of Iran's Quds Force Qassem Soleimani landed in Moscow from Tehran on early Thursday morning in a private jet operated by the Iranian airline Mahan Air, according to the intelligence sources. He is to stay in the Russian capital for two days.