Mohammed Shayya Sabbar Al-Sudani is the current Prime Minister of Iraq. Previously, he served as the Governor of Maysan Province (2009-2010) as well as the Human Rights Minister (2010-2014). He was nominated for post of prime minister during a year-long political crisis and succeeded in forming a government in October 2022 despite Muqtada Al-Sadr’s opposition. The latter has rallied against excessive Iranian and USA involvement in the governance of Iraq. In July 2023, after Sweden approved a planned Qur’an-burning, Al-Sudani expelled the Swedish ambassador to Iraq and revoked work permits for Swedish companies.