BAGHDAD - A senior Iraqi intelligence official has accused Iran and some political parties of cooperating in an attempt to work against Iraqi new intelligence forces, local newspaper Azzaman reported Wednesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Abdullah al Shahwani, head of the Iraqi intelligence, said in an interview with the newspaper published on Wednesday that "the Iraqi intelligence is facing a lotof challenges that reached the degree of unannounced call toeliminate its members and killing them by some of the parties."But he didn't give the names of the parties.
He pointed out that such calls caused the killing and the injury of a large number of intelligence officers.
He emphasized that they have evidence and documents that would be presented in time, and that the information and the documents were analyzed to help them in searching some suspicious places and headquarters.
Al Shahwani revealed that Iran is financing TV and radio channels, as well as allocating 45 million US dollars for armed groups in Iraq, which it hired to serve the Iranian policies in Iraq and to carry out the assassination or acts of sabotaged by Iranians.
Hazim Al Shaalan, the Iraqi defense minister, has accused Iran several times of interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq, and standing behind many of the explosions and acts of sabotage in Iraq.