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Amiri's bloc urges Iraqi to donate to save Iranians amid floods

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The bloc of Hadi al-Amiri's Badr Organization bloc called on the Iraqi people to donate to rescue Iran from the floods that hit large parts of the country.

Head of the bloc Hassan al-Kaabi said that Iran's stance toward Iraq have been positive even before 2003, adding that Iran still stands by Iraq.

Moreover, Karim Alivi from the Badr fraction said Sunday that the Parliament should approve a bill against the United States sanctions on Iran, according to Iraqi al-Malouma news agency.

He said that Iran was the only country that stood alongside Iraq when the ISIS terrorist group had occupied one third of the country, requiring the Iraqi parliament and government to act positively in response to Iran’s support, Tehran-based Mehr News Agency reported.

The lawmaker described the anti-Iran US sanctions as unilateral and illegal, calling on the parliamentary fractions to propose and approve a motion against them.

The United States has had to extend sanctions waivers for Iraq several times so far, while many Iraqi political groups and religious clergy call for continuation of trade ties with Iraq despite Washington's pressures.

New shock to Iran

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on US forces, Reuters reported.

The action by Trump marks the first time the United States has formally labeled another nation’s military a terrorist group.

Iran's Supreme National Security Council in turn designated US military forces as a “terrorist organization,” Iranian state-run TV reported.

The council also called the move against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s most powerful security organization, “unwise and illegal” and “a major threat” to regional and international stability and peace.

“The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign,” Trump said in a statement.

 

Last Modified: Tuesday، 09 April 2019 01:20 AM
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