In an effort to resolve the country’s months-long political crisis, Iraq’s rival political groups held a second round of national dialogue on Monday.
Without providing any further details, the office of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi reported the news.
While being boycotted by influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the first round of the dialogue was held on August 17.
Whether Monday’s session was attended by the firebrand leader is not yet clear.
Since the country’s last elections October 10, 2021, tension has been running high across Iraq in recent weeks over the failure of Shia groups to agree on a new prime minister.
When supporters of al-Sadr stormed the Republican Palace, where the government is seated in Baghdad after the firebrand leader said he was stepping down from politics, more than 30 protesters were killed last week.