Iraq parliament staff resume work after weeks-long hiatus

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of the Sadrist movement, carry his picture in front of the Iraqi parliament building, Baghdad, Iraq, on August 10. Parliament staff return to work for the first time today since protesters stormed the legislature in late July. – EPA pic, September 4, 2022.

STAFF at Iraq’s parliament returned to work today for the first time since powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr’s supporters stormed the legislature in late July, an assembly official said. 

The development came as speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi suggested an agenda for an upcoming national dialogue session following an 11-month political paralysis that sparked deadly clashes in Baghdad last week.

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