Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
"Iran’s strategy bore fruit with victory by a Shiite Islamist bloc ('United Iraqi Alliance') in the two National Assembly elections in 2005," Kenneth Katzman wrote in the Congressional Research Service report "Iran’s Influence in Iraq" updated June 13, 2006.
"The UIA bloc, which won 128 of the 275 Assembly seats in the December election, includes all of Iran’s Shiite Islamist protégés in Iraq, including the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), the most pro-Iranian of the groups, the Da’wa (Islamic Call) party, and Moqtada al-Sadr’s faction. Like his predecessor as Prime Minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Nuri al-Maliki is from the Da’wa Party, although Maliki spent most of his exile in Syria, not Iran. Most SCIRI leaders spent their years of exile in Iran. Moqtada Al Sadr and his supporters remained in Iraq during Saddam's rule."
Website: http://www.sciri.org/ (English version available)
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- Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq in the Wikipedia.
- Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq in the dKosopedia.
- "Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)," Federation of American Scientists webpage.
- "Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)" and "Badr Corps", Global Security.org website.
- "The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq - SCIRI," Shia News, October 27, 2001.
- "Dossier: The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)," Middle East Intelligence Bulletin, October 2003.
- "Who's who in Iraq: Sciri," BBC, June 17, 2004.
- "Leaders,", Multi-National Force-Iraq, April 20, 2006.
Articles & Commentary
- "Profile: Opposition Group Claiming to Represent Iraqi Shias Enters Northern Iraq," NPR All Things Considered, March 10, 2006.
- Juan Cole, "The Iraq war is over, and the winner is... Iran. Hamstrung by the Iraq debacle, all Bush can do is gnash his teeth as the hated mullahs in Iran cozy up to their co-religionists in Iraq," Salon, July 21, 2005.
- Billmon, "Slouching Towards the Islamic Republic II," Whiskey Bar, August 21, 2005.
- Juan Cole, "How Bush created a theocracy in Iraq," The Minority Report' Blogspot, December 4, 2005.
- Andy Moscher and Naseer Mehdawi, "Shiite Party Leader Outlines 4 Steps for Iraq to Curb Violence. Establishment of People's Committees Needed to Restore Security, Hakim Says," Washington Post, July 25, 2006.
- Sarah Johnson, "The end of Iraq," Radio Netherlands. Broadcast date: Sunday September 17, 2006.