Pro-Iran parties in Iraq want to ban ‘Israel normalization’
“According to the bill, which was published by Iraq’s state media in Arabic, all Iraqi officials — including those in the northern Kurdistan region, government institutions, private sector companies and the media — are banned from establishing relations with Israel or promoting normalization,” notes the New Arab.
The bill is supposedly backed by those close to the party led by Muqtada al-Sadr and also groups linked to Iran. The pro-Iranian Fatah Alliance has also backed this bill. The real story in Iraq is that these parties are likely trying to use the bill to pressure Kurdish parties in the northern autonomous Kurdistan region.