Iraq and Gulf Analysis

After Sadr–Badr Compromise in Tehran, the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) Is Declared

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 24 August 2009 13:54

After a bit of juggling with adjectives and word order, the formation of the Iraqi National Alliance (INA, in Arabic referred to as al-Ittilaf al-Watani al-Iraqi) was declared in Baghdad today. Essentially, the new coalition consists of the two largest blocs of the previous Shiite alliance (the United Iraqi Alliance or UIA) – the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) and the Sadrists – plus elements from the wing of the most pro-Iranian of the two Daawa factions, known as the Tanzim al-Iraq branch, as well as Ibrahim al-Jaafari’s breakaway faction. Full story here.

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