June 6, 2007
The US wants to talk to Moqtada al-Sadr. He thinks they want to assassinate him. In this rare interview in Kufa, Iraq, the Shia cleric tells Nizar Latif why
Moqtada al-Sadr, the man Washington blames for its failure to gain control in Iraq, has rejected a call to open direct talks with the US military and has accused the Americans of plotting to assassinate him.
The Shia cleric said: “The Americans have tried to kill me in the past, but have failed. It is certain that the Americans still want me dead and are still trying to assassinate me.