Muqtada al-Sadr, who is one of the main religious figures of Iraq, has said that he is against US intervention in his country.
Sadr is politically influential especially through his Sadrist Movement.
Speaking in interview with Sky News Arabia he said that the US is an occupying country and it must not interfere with the affairs of Iraq.
He noted that he is not opposed to help from countries that are friends with Iraq, provided that the Iraqi government deems it right.
Although politically influential, Sadr does not hold any official position in the government of Iraq.
On February 18, 2014 he withdrew from politics and dismantled his influential political movement in a move that stunned his followers and handed a pre-election boost to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.