BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The renowned Sunni clergyman, Abdul Malik al-Saadi, called on demonstrators currently in Anbar province to not give politicians and parties the ability to use their protests for their own ends, stressing friendship with Shiite clergymen in Najaf.
In a call with semi-official Iraqiya TV, al-Saadi called on all clergymen "not to interfere in Iraqi internal affairs, because the Iraqi people are capable of solving their own problems."
Additionally, he declared that the Minister of Defense and Anbar Operations Command called for the formation of a committee by the
demonstrators and protesters to negotiate and transmit their demands to Baghdad for study and implementation.
He called on the demonstrators to call for the unity of Iraqi ranks in all their components, nationalities and religions.