News On Iran & Its NeighboursIraqIranian Officials Shocked by Developments in Iraq 

Iranian Officials Shocked by Developments in Iraq 

-

Recent developments in Iraq have raised eyebrows among senior Iranian officials in Tehran and many are publicly voicing their concerns.

By Jubin Katiraie

Senior Iranian officials have been shocked by recent developments in Iraq and are now voicing their concerns publicly. 

brigadier general Sa’dollah Zarei, who is known for his pro-regime articles, wrote that Iraq is currently facing “dangerous circumstances” with the U.S. military posing the “most important security challenge” through the “immense pressure” they are imposing to keep their troops in place long-term. 

In his op-ed for the Kayhan daily, which is known as the mouthpiece of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Zarei expressed concerns over new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. He cited Kadhimi’s appointment to the head of the anti-terrorism police force of Abdolvahab al-Saedi, who is supported by the Americans and the Baathists, as well as the invitation of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to Iraq, and the agreement of more talks between the U.S. and Iraq over a security agreement. 

He explained that Shiite groups were reassured in meetings with Kadhimi that the new Prime Minister was committed to conducting talks with their leaders, but that these promises have already lost their sheen. 

Iran’s Hidden Hold on Iraq 

Back in February, Al-Hurra TV reported that 32,000 Iraqis, including politicians and senior paramilitary commanders, are getting their wages directly from the Iranian government. Many of them have great influence over government bodies and the security forces. 

Here are just some of the biggest names: 

  • Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, commander of the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, and also known as Jafar Mohammed Ali al-Ibrahimi. He was killed in a U.S. drone strike on January 3, which also killed Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani
  • Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, commander of the Badr Corps, deputy commander of Kata’ib, and deputy commander of the Hashd al-Shaabi, all linked to Iran. He is also the leader of the “Al-Fath” coalition in the parliament 

The report read: “This list is being discussed while the people of Iraq are in the midst of a revolution against the ruling class and the influence of Iran in the government institutions of this country… [essentially] the occupation of Iraq by the mullahs’ regime.” 

Protests began in Iraq in October 2019, with the Iraqi people desperate to rid their country of Iranian influence. Iran-backed militias murdered hundreds of protesters in public and many more in their homes. 

The documents were first discovered and published by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).  

 

Read More:

Iraq Once Again Rises Against Iran’s Puppet Government

  • Add to Phrasebook
     
    • No word lists for English (USA) -> Persian…
       
    • Create a new word list…
  • Copy

Latest news

Apathy in Presidential Election Is Not Because of Disqualifications, Iranian Officials Say

These days, Iranian officials’ main concerns are over a public boycott of the coming Presidential election on June 18....

Iranian Candidates Shed Light on Forged Certificates

In less than a week, the Islamic Republic will hold its 13th Presidential election. Observers and even officials and...

Iran Dispatches Terror Squads to Iraq: Militia Commander Confesses

“Confessions made by Qassem Musleh al-Khafaji, one of commanders of Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in al-Anbar governorate, unveiled...

Iran’s Presidential Candidates Deliberately Ignore Crises Caused by the Neglect of the Social Sphere

One of the main crises in Iran, caused by the mullahs’ underdeveloped culture, is the social crisis. On the...

Satellite Footage Shows Tehran Never Stopped Nuclear Bomb-Making Projects

On June 9, Fox News revealed unusual activity at the Sanjarian nuclear site in 25 miles outside the capital...

Presidential Candidates Did Not Mention Iran’s Dying Economy

Not mentioning the economic situation and plans by Iran’s presidential candidates has a long history in Iran’s elections. The...

Must read

German steel giant pulls out of Iran

AFP: ThyssenKrupp became on Thursday Germany's latest corporate giant...

Iran Executes Another Juvenile Offender

By Pooya Stone The Iranian authorities, in the central...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you