January 26, 2020 / 1:16 PM / in a month

Iraqi cleric Sadr scraps anti-U.S. demonstrations "to avoid internal strife" - office

BAGHDAD, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtaqa al-Sadr on Sunday called off demonstrations against the U.S. embassy “to avoid internal strife”, his office said.

Sadr had earlier called for the demonstrations to take place in Baghdad and other cities.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Nadine Awadalla; editing by John Stonestreet

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