Iraqi politician and militia leader Muqtada Al-Sadr warned against normalization with Israel in a video posted on his official YouTube channel on February 10, 2021. He said that normalization with Israel is imminent and that an Israeli ambassador to Iraq is being prepared to come to Iraq. Al-Sadr said that he dares an Israeli ambassador to come to Iraq and stated that normalization with Israel is forbidden and unaccepted. He said that parliamentary and political measures must be taken to prevent this, and added: "We will never allow it even if we have to die for it." Al-Sadr continued to say that the Biden administration must withdraw its occupying forces from Iraq in order to prevent it from becoming an "arena of regional and international conflicts." He added that America conducts its conflicts in Iraq. Al-Sadr also said that the Iraqi people are prepared to show their power and act in order to prove the prestige of Iraq.
Muqtada Al-Sadr: "Beware! Normalization with the Zionist enemy is at the gates! It is said that they are even preparing the Israeli ambassador. I dare him to come [to Iraq]. Normalization is forbidden, and we do not accept it. Parliamentary and political measures must be taken to prevent this. We will never allow it even if we have to die for it. End of story.
"With the rise of a new administration in America, led by Biden, the occupier, who is still occupying, must withdraw immediately in diplomatic and parliamentary ways. This is to prevent Iraq from becoming a scene for regional and international conflicts. Where does the U.S. or any other country let its conflicts play out? In Iraq. No man, we are not that miserable. We are Iraqis and we have our honor. We have power and we can take action."