“There is accurate information that the Qatari government has dedicated more than $10 billion to change the political map of the country in a sectarian perspective,” Ihsan al-Awadi was quoted by Shafaq News as saying.
“Iraqi political forces have been divided into two groups; one of them is with the regional project or more specifically the Qatari project and the other one with the national project and conflict and competition between these forces will continue while one project will dominate it influence on the other one,” he further said.
Some Iraqi leaders among them main opposition party Iraqiya List Chief Iyad Allawi, Sadr movement Leader Muqtada al-Sadr and Kurdistan Region’s President Massoud Barzani accuse PM Maliki of consolidating power in Baghdad and marginalizing the minorities. The leaders have already held four rounds of talks in Arbil, Sulaymaniyah and Najaf to make grounds in order to vote Maliki out of office.
They gathered 160 signatures against Maliki, but their project was declined by Iraqi president Jalal Talabani who said at least 163 signatures are needed to send a letter to parliament to vote against Maliki.
Iraqi government accuses Qatar, Sandi Arabia, Turkey and Israel of being behind the recent calls to withdraw confidence from the premier, something the opponents reject.