Speaking to the London-based and Saudi-owned pan-Arab daily al-Hayat, MP 'Ali al-Adeeb of Maliki's faction of the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya, on July 10 said dates for the departure of foreign troops from Iraq would be set on a city-by-city basis, after a complete transfer of security operations to Iraqi forces.
In London Rubai'ie became a spokesman for al-Da'wa
PM Maliki, leader of a faction of the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya, in March 2008 moved to disarm JaM with Iraqi government forces backed by US aircraft.
Ali al-Adib, a senior figure in Maleki's faction of the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
movement, says of the Americans: "They will be invisible for the people.
The ICs are loyal to Maleki's faction of al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya, a huge Shi'ite movement formed in the 1960s and now consisting of at least four rival groupings.
Sunni Arab leaders warn that the new campaign of Maliki, who leads a faction of the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya movement, is fuelling a new wave of sectarian hatred spreading across the country and could cause another Sunni-Shi'ite war in Iraq.
The younger Hakim took over at a time when the once-dominant SIIC had lost ground among Iraq's Shi'ite Arabs, largely at the expense of Maleki's faction of al-Da'wa
, which prevailed in the Jan.
Sudani belongs to a wing of Maleki's faction of the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya movement (see gmt21IraqWhoMay25-09).
A Shi'ite Arab who lived mostly in Syria during the Sunni/Ba'thist dictatorship, Maleki belongs to the Bani-Malek clan of Karbala' province and heads one of the factions of al-Da'wa
But Maleki's former Shi'ite allies who are closer to Iran than his faction of al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya movement, grouped in the IRGC-arranged Iraqi National Alliance (INA) want change and a PM from their own bloc.
Parties which had an Islamist agenda, like the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya created in the 1960s, were ruthlessly suppressed.
During the visiting team's meeting with the Saudi monarch, King Abdullah looked directly at the top Shi'ite member of Ma'ssoum's delegation, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari (PM in 2005-06 and head of a faction of the Shi'ite al-Da'wa
al-Islamiya movement now ruling in Baghdad), and told him: "Our country's Shi'ites are as dear to me as all their [non-Shi'ite] Saudi brothers and sisters; we are all Arab, just like yourself and fellow [Shi'ite] Iraqis and the others in the Arab world.