Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has called on parliament to convene an extraordinary session to ‘take legislative steps and necessary provisions to safeguard Iraq’s dignity, security and sovereignty’ [File: Anadolu]

Iraq is poised for a period of uncertainty as top Shia leaders warned of repercussions following the killing of top Iran general Qassem Soleimani by a United States air strike in Baghdad on Friday.

Iraqi protesters have also called on Tehran and Washington to take their battle elsewhere after Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force and mastermind of its regional influence, was killed along with Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

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