AFP: Top Iraq cleric says new PM must be chosen without 'foreign interference'6 December 2019 | 12:12 | FOCUS News Agency
Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi resigned last week after two months of mass protests slamming his government as corrupt, inept and beholden to neighbouring Iran.
Speaking through his representative in the shrine city of Karbala, Sistani said the Shiite religious leadership, or "marjaiyah," had "no role in any way" in discussions on a replacement.
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