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Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq

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The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a pro-Iranian political party, is "part of the Shiite religious coalition", the United Iraqi Alliance led by Nuri al-Maliki.

"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."

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Website: http://www.sciri.org/ (English version available)

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