Powerful Iraqi cleric announces withdrawal from politics, sparks protests in Baghdad's Green Zone

Powerful Iraqi cleric announces withdrawal from politics, sparks protests in Baghdad’s Green Zone

After the announcement, hundreds of protesters stormed the Iraqi Republic Palace in the area, Iraqi security officials told CNN on Monday. The palace is where the Iraqi cabinet meets, and Prime Minister Mustafa Kadimi has now suspended all meetings of his government until further notice, according to a statement released by the Iraqi Prime Minister’s …

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