The visit of the Vice President of Iraq Nuri al-Maliki to Moscow was coordinated with the Iraqi government and aroused the indignation of the Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. About it reports TV channel «al Arabiya», citing sources in the Iraqi leadership.
Occupied al-Maliki the position of Vice President is not connected with real authority. Between 2006 and 2014 he held the post of Prime Minister. In this position dealt primarily with strengthening the regime of personal power, but was dismissed because of corruption and inability of the army to resist the «Islamic state».
The conviction of political opponents of Vice President al-Maliki, more recently, the former most powerful Shiite politician in Iraq, plans return to politics. He counts on the support of Russia.
Despite the fact that Moscow does not directly affect the situation in Iraq after the intervention in the Syrian conflict, it became an important regional player. Her friendly relations with Iran can also help policy.