Sistani does not support the adventures of Iran's regional and Najaf threatened his departure

In Najaf, where Shiite Muslim site first, which houses the tomb of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib with a golden dome and marble floors on which it stands thousands of visitors they spend their prayers inside the holy shrine, which is punctuated by the warm sun rays. In the area around the shrine schools, which are usually Islamic schools in which about 13,000 Hozoa student. These schools seek Supervisors not to grab them by the Iranians, especially that Iran itself has a significant impact on the major Shiite parties in Iraq and the armed groups as well. Control of Najaf Perhaps it is the greatest award is trying to get religious leader what, but today standing between the Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the two leaders, and reference the spiritual Shiites for millions of the world's Ayatollah Sistani, aged 85 years. The difference between the two characters is clear and available to everyone, and this was confirmed by a cleric prominent close to al-Sistani, when he said, "Sistani does not want a religious state, but he wants a civilian."

It is known that Khamenei is trying to lead the world the theory of "velayat-e faqih" bearing the same crown the whole of Islam, according to estimates by experts in this regard.
Indeed, there Iraqi figures shifted its allegiance Khamenei, and highlighted by Nuri al-Maliki, former Prime Minister, and Hadi al-Amiri largest armed group in Iraq, the leader of the Badr Organization, which consists of 20 000 fighters.

In a country has a lot of armed groups and massive firepower in excess of the official army of the state's capacity, and the fall of the provinces, however, militants Daash Since 2014, over and over again it seeks Ayatollah Sistani to roll back Iran's influence is obvious, especially that he rein in al-Maliki when he was aspiring to take over Iraq for a third term with the support of Iran after the elections in 2014, to take over al-Abadi later the position of the administration of Iraq supported by clear reference.

Apart from the battle against Daash, Sistani distanced himself away from the regional adventures in which Iran's interference and a clear partner.
He says Sistani aide or close to him "Ayatollah rejected the demands of the Lebanese Hezbollah, backed by Iran issuing a fatwa in favor of multi-struggle in different countries is the mother state, as he was opposed to the Shiite intervention on behalf of al-Huthi who carry arms against the Yemeni government.

"Al-Sistani also persistently refused to support the idea of the fight against Sunni insurgents in Syria as well as in Iraq, joining Iran and her friends and to support the Assad regime. Cleric said he had heard of al-Sistani says "the Shiites, who are dying in Syria are not martyrs."

At the moment, most Iraqis submit their allegiance to Sistani. He adds cleric who is close to the "Reference Sistani still holds Najaf keys."
There are questions about the future of the seminaries in Najaf and successors and run after the death of al-Sistani, especially as the man exceeded the 85-year-old, under nominate Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior figure and resident in Iran.

Shahrudi Although he was born in Najaf, is a prominent figure known the firm support of Khamenei, and chaired the judiciary in Iran for ten years, and worked in the Guardian Council, the Council will consider new laws and run for parliament.

He cleric close about the prospects for succession Shahrudi for reference Najaf in the event of the death of al-Sistani, saying "Najaf is too small for him, he wants to succeed as a leader of the revolution Iranian Islamic."

At the moment, Shahrudi maintains its existence hidden in Najaf, Votball are putting the finishing touches to a religious school is the largest in Najaf, consisting of Towers and gallery paved turquoise color and includes a modest halls.
During cross the street and enter the narrow alley, al-Sistani lives in a modest place tenant, here are lacking religious theocracy, and in this place, too, Ruhollah Khomeini lived bomber Islamic revolution years before.

Saad Salloum, an observer academic and keen to Follow-up varied religious affairs in Iraq, says: "If al-Sistani died Najaf will be subject to the leadership of Crown Faqih".
Outside Iraq, neighboring Arab countries show warning signs of the possibility of Iran move towards the Arab countries.

Abadi Earlier called Western capitals to visit his country, and they are mostly They are open in this regard because they still regard the religious authority in Iraq into a positive and perhaps it is they see only few in Iraq after 2003 in support of a unified country against sectarianism. He says his senior Western diplomat "Sistani No one knows, but his work is known only."