IRAQ - Apr 10 - Sadrists Threaten To Quit Iraqi Government.
Iraq's largest grassroots movement threaten to pull out of the government, in a sign of growing impatience among Shi'ite radicals with a joint US-Iraqi security crackdown crack·down
An act or example of forceful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown on crime.
Noun 1. that has targeted Shi'ite militias. The radical Sadrists have pulled out of the cabinet before, putting political pressure on the PM Nouri al-Maliki Nouri Kamel Mohammed Hassan al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل المالكي, transliterated Nūrī Kāmil al-Mālikī; born c. , without making a serious move to topple his government. Their statement follows massive anti-American protests and highlights the difficulty Maliki faces in pursuing a policy - of co-operation with the US and accommodation of Sunni communities - that is opposed by many of his constituents. It may indicate that the Sadrists, who were relatively quiet in the first month of the crackdown since February 14, will again throw their political weight around. While a withdrawal would not necessarily bring down Maliki's government, it could delay his political programme. Key steps include a cabinet reshuffle re·shuf·fle
tr.v. re·shuf·fled, re·shuf·fling, re·shuf·fles
1. To shuffle again: reshuffle cards.
2. to remove ministers who co-operate with armed groups and a reform of the laws banning former ruling Ba'ath party Ba'ath party (bä`äth), Arab political party, in Syria and in Iraq. Its main ideological objectives are secularism, socialism, and pan-Arab unionism. members from public office. "The Sadrist movement The Sadrist Movement is a Shia Islamist religious political party in Iraq. It is named after its leader Muqtada al-Sadr, and is used to promote his views on the governance of Iraq. Its core aims are the promotion of a Shia form of Sharia law as the laws by which Iraq is governed. is studying the option of withdrawing from the Iraqi government - a government that has not fulfilled ful·fill also ful·fil
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
1. To bring into actuality; effect: fulfilled their promises.
2. its promises to the people", said a copy of the statement received by the AP. "We are serious about withdrawing", it added. The Sadrists' political committee issued the threat in response to comments by Maliki during his ongoing four-day visit to Japan, in which he said he saw no need for a timetable for withdrawal by US troops. "[Our] movement strongly rejects the statements of PM Nouri al-Maliki, in which he stood by the continued presence of occupation forces despite the will of the Iraqi people", said the statement. The two-month-old crackdown initiated by Maliki's government was "unfair", it said. The Sadrist movement suspended its participation in government for two months in November 2006 after a meeting between Maliki and George W. Bush, US president, in Amman. While the move had little impact on the day-to-day administration of the country, it froze froze
Past tense of freeze.
the past tense of freeze
froze, frozen freeze key legislative packages that required parliamentary approval. Maliki's government faces difficulties getting legislation through parliament. Ali al-Sistani, the venerated Shi'ite grand Ayat, issued a statement against rehabilitating "criminals" in the former Ba'ath party. Legislation to govern control of oil resources is also before parliament.