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Iran-allied militia vows revenge after US terrorism enlisting

Qais Khazali


An Iran-allied militia operating in Iraq has vowed to revenge what it called "arrogant policies" by the US after being designated by the Congress as terrorist organization. 


Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq Militia described the Congress' decision as "fool", urging the Iraqi government to take measures against the US embassy in Baghdad. 


After President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, Washington reimposed pre-JCPOA sanctions against Iranian militias for destabilizing the internal security of neighboring countries. 


Led by notorious terrorist Qais al-Khazali, the militia has carried out atrocities against civilians particularly Sunnis. Rights groups said the brutalities amounted to war crimes. 


On Thursday, one of the militia's leading figures, Ahmed Ali Hussein, boasted they were enlisted as terrorists by the US.


The American administration or the congress classifying the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq means nothing to us, I take pride today, because today the Americ

an government lists me on the terror list," he said.