Tag Archives | Ayatollah ali al Sistani

Washington Doesn’t Understand Shiite Clerics

By Mohammad R. Kalantari and Ali Hashem, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Washington Doesn’t Understand Shiite Clerics in Iran or Iraq U.S. officials who praise Iraqi Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani while denouncing Iran’s supreme leader fail to grasp […]

The Subtle Power of Sistani

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On November 11, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani received Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the representative in Iraq of the United Nations secretary general. Sistani welcomed a reform plan proposed by Plasschaert […]

Sistani Welcomes Iraqi Politicians

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A turning point was reached the moment Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the supreme religious authority in Iraq, opened the doors of his office in Najaf to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Oct. […]

Mladenov and Sistani Call for Shared Vision

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, today met for more than two hours the Supreme Religious Authority in Najaf, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani (pictured). “I have delivered to His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani a letter from the United Nations Secretary-General welcoming his support for the protection […]

Iraqi Clerics Challenge Sectarianism

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has a long history of conflict and rapprochement between Sunni and Shiite clerics, which has played a major role in the sectarian conflict or cohesion among the country’s sects. This […]

UN Discussions with Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, has visited the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (pictured) in his residence in Najaf. His Eminence and the SRSG discussed the recent elections and the post-electoral environment. His Eminence thanked the UN for its support to the IHEC and the election process, and […]

Sistani Calls on Voters to 'Choose Wisely'

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Months ago, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani began to guide the Iraqi public through statements regularly issued by him or his office, focusing on the need to fix the current situation. Sistani's guidance is going even […]