Iran-backed Shia block announces nominee for Iraq’s PM

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The Coordination Framework, an umbrella parliamentary bloc including all Iran-backed Shia factions, formally nominated Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani to be the new Iraqi prime minister, Iraqi state mediareported Monday. “Today, the leaders of the Shia framework met in positive conditions and they unanimously agreed to nominate Mr Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani for the [Iraqi] premiership,” read a statement released by the Coordination Framework. Al-Sudani, 52, is a Shia Iraqi lawmaker from the south-eastern Maysan Governorate. He has a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences. He has held several posts …

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