Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force,
met with many Sunni leaders, especially Iraqi leaders, who attended the
so-called 32nd Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, to issue a fatwa (Islamic
opinion) calling for attacking US interests in the region and defending Iran, a
source in Tehran said.
Observers saw that Iran is deliberately disturbing the region by relying on some Sunni leaders who are keen to satisfy the mullah regime. They added that thinking about this fatwa was an evil trick from Soleimani to attract terrorists to strike US interests and target civilians.
Deal behind fatwa
The fatwa as a deal took place in Iran on the sidelines of the conference, observers said. However, Doha will fund this plan instead of Tehran.
Senior Sunni leaders, especially those from Iraq, have agreed to the proposal of Soleimani, including Mahdi al-Sumaidaie and Khalid al-Mulla, they added.
Based on the fatwas of Sumaidaie and Mulla, as well as other leaders, terrorist organizations are becoming active again inside and outside Iraq, observers continued.
Iraqi politician Mithal al-Alusi, the head of the Ummah Party, said on Thursday that Iran sent a threatening letter to the United States concerning the US quest to curb Iran's influence in Iraq.
US officials have said that Iran has threatened to burn Baghdad if Iran's influence in Iraq is reduced, Alusi said, adding that burning Baghdad means that Tehran would give orders to militias in Iraq to move and carry out acts of violence.
He stressed the need to end the Iranian intervention in Iraq due to its danger to the security and future of the country.
The Iraqi politician noted that the US response to the Iranian message was to change the US ambassador in Baghdad, as well as change the advanced staff at the embassy, and to reduce or terminate the Iranian influence in Iraq.
Nasr Coalition's Ali al-Sunaid called for not making Iraq part of disputes and conflicts between Iran and the US, adding that Iraq must possess sovereignty and national decision, without defending the Iranian or the US sides.