The website of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq announced that VP Aadil Abdul-Mahdi has just arrived in Najaf to visit Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
The report adds that a source close to Abdul-Mahdi said the purpose of the visit is to discuss the “new” Shiite political alliance.
The ISCI is working tirelessly to reconstruct the UIA. Sisitani is of course an important source of support. However, he may not have the final word. Neither the Sadrists nor Maliki’s Da’awa party seem excited about reviving the UIA with the same distribution of roles under ISCI leadership.