Shamkhani: New US Plot For Iraq Will Face Defeat
By Staff, Agencies
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council [SNSC] Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani denounced plots hatched by the US and its regional partners for the Middle Eastern countries, saying the new “scenario” for Iraq will fail like that of Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group].
In remarks on Thursday, Shamkhani stressed that Washington and its allies have been taking advantage of rightful economic and social demands by anti-government protesters in Iraq and Lebanon in a bid to create insecurity and instability in both countries.
“Based on a deep understanding of the people and the unparalleled role of the religious leadership in Iraq, the scenario by the US and its regional puppets will fail like the Daesh sedition,” the top security chief said.
The comments come as Iraq is grappling with anti-government protests in several cities.
The rallies have, however, turned violent on several occasions, with infiltrators vandalizing public property and opening fire on protesters during the mayhem.
While recognizing people’s right to peaceful rallies, officials in Iraq warned against violence and attempts by outsiders to take advantage of the chaotic situation.
The turmoil comes nearly two years after Iraq declared victory over Daesh.
Daesh had unleashed a campaign of death and destruction in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.
Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters launched operations to eliminate the terror outfit and ultimately managed to liberate their entire homeland from the Takfiri group in 2017.