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> Be that 3it be an Iraqi decision and be sovereign over its territory and people.>> Sadr's comeback was remarkable. He's been sidelined for years by Iran's allies in government. Now, he's cashed in on resentment over their failures to improve basic services in a country torn apart by blood shed.
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Sadr became a Symbol of resistance by leading two uprisings against the US led invasion of Iraq, but he's also a staunch foe of Iran. His message was clear, the next government will be made in Iraq.>>
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The cleric can't be prime minister because he didn't stand in the election, but he is poised to be king maker, which could be a set back for Iran. An alliance between Sadr's block and Abadi's though could be a compromise. Abadi definitely managed the competing interests of Iran and the United States during his term in office.