NAJAF/ Aswat al-Iraq: Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr accused Premier Nouri al-Maliki for "chaining the hands of his partners and discharging them".
He called him to listen to the demands of the demonstrators, warning of a coming "Iraqi Spring", if he continued the same politics.
In a press conference, here today, he questioned why "the neighboring countries adopted anti-Iraqi in attitude".
Al-Sadr put many questions before Premier Maliki on services, politics, human rights, prisons, Iraqi unity and oil.
Commenting on Maliki's suggestion to dissolve the government and resorting to early elections, he pointed out that this opinion "represents his bloc and his 90-member seats, so if he wants to get rid of the government, he should resign".
Al-Sadr criticized the attempt "to control power and adopting dictatorship and multi-functions posts" and charged him "being silent on the corruption prevailing in the country".
Referring to present demonstrations in different provinces, Sadr added that "it is their right to demonstrate, but I continuously warned against coming Iraqi spring".
"If the demonstrators are peaceful with no intention to divide Iraq, we support them, as well as the parliament itself", he confirmed.
He gave tribute to Sunni clergyman Sheikh Abdul Malik al-Saadi, who made a speech denouncing denominationalism" and will meet him soon.
On Baghdad-Arbil disputes, Sadr called for dialogue and not resorting to media wrangling.