Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr listens to questions during a press conference following a meeting with an independent committee for the formation of a cabinet of technocrats, in the holy city of Najaf, on March 22, 2016. / AFP / HAIDAR HAMDANI
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Powerful Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr warned political party leaders Friday they would face street protests if they obstruct a government overhaul planned by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to fight corruption.Sadr's followers began a sit-in a week ago outside the Green Zone to pressure the government to see through anti-corruption pledges.We will not be content with a sit-in at the Green Zone," Nasiri added amid crowd chants of, "Yes, yes to Moqtada our leader!"He did not mention a deadline which Sadr gave Abadi last month to implement reforms.
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