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Locals describe Hakim as Iranian spox after US-Iran mediation offer

Hakim Zarif - Courtesy of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry
Hakim Zarif - Courtesy of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry

Facebook users have censured Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim following his provocative statement announcing Iraq's support to Iran and readiness to become a mediator between Tehran and Washington.

A leader of the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance Haidar Mulla also said that Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi will visit Tehran and Washington to mediate between the two countries amid current critical escalation.

In a press statement, Mulla said that Halbousi will discuss what can be done to reduce tensions in the region and avoid serious conflict.

Amid demands to withdraw confidence from the government of Adil Abd al-Mahdi for "dishonesty," activists said that Hakim does not have the right to speak on behalf of the Iraqis, describing him as an Iranian regime spokesman.

On the second day of Iran’s foreign minister’s visit to Iraq, Hakim repeated its offer to mediate between Washington and Tehran.

Hakim told a joint press conference with Mohammad Javad Zarif, "We are trying to help and to be mediators," adding, "will work to reach a satisfactory solution" while stressing that Iraq stands against unilateral steps taken by Washington.

By these remarks, Hakim proved that Iraq is subordinate to Iran and that Iraq is only a country that does not make its decision or enjoy any sovereignty. They added that Iran controls the decision-making in Iraq and that its militias control the security situation in the country.

Activists said that the Iraqi government is even unable to control the tribal conflicts in Basra and the provinces which makes it impossible for Iraq to solve an international problem between the United States and the Iranian regime.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 28 May 2019 12:52 AM