Al-Sadr’s call for dissolution of Iraqi Parliament rejected by Federal Supreme Court

BAGHDAD — After a long debate over the Sadrist Movement’s call for the dissolution of the Iraqi Parliament, the Federal Supreme Court has refused the move. The Court held five sessions since last month and early this month on the issue.

The Federal Supreme Court stated that the Iraq Constitution of 2005 did not overlook the regulation of the provisions of dissolving Parliament and therefore there is no room for claiming constitutional omission. The Court added that Article 93 of the Constitution and Article 4 of the Federal Court Law do not include the dissolution of Parliament.

Meanwhile, the security forces closed the gate leading to the government palace in the Green Zone with concrete blocks.

On Monday, political factions in Iraq held the second round of national dialogue in the presence of the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Jeanine Antoinette Hennis-Plasschaert. It was agreed that a technical team be formed to develop a joint political vision and ideas for a national solution.