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Iran tries to exploit Iraqi protests, but faces a severe backlash

Iran is still attempting to make use of the mass protests currently staged in many Iraqi province in order to carry out its scheme regarding halting oil exports in the Gulf region, especially in Iraq.


Observers said that Iran is not only responsible for cutting electricity and water in the south, but it also inciting Basra's residents against oil companies operating there because they are not recruiting them.


The observers pointed out that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threats that process of preventing oil companies in the Gulf from working and exporting their oil would start from southern Iraq prove that Iran is standing behind the crisis.

Analysts stressed that Iran is playing a "dirty game" as the mullah's regime has promised to spread chaos in the region to disrupt oil sales in the Gulf.


On the other hand, the Iraqis' chants against the Iranian regime and its affiliated militias unmasked the ugly face of Iran and uncovered its corruptive policies.


Some protesters set tires on fire and tried to break into the Badr militia, a Shiite political party and paramilitary force that “perhaps the single most powerful Shi'ite paramilitary group” fighting in Iraq.


Shiite community's spiritual leader, the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has claimed his solidarity with the protesters, saying they faced an “extreme lack of public services” such as electricity in the suffocating summer heat.


At the same time, He also called on the Iraqi protesters to express their opinions in a peaceful and civilized way so as not to allow some foreign bodies to exploit the crisis and to carry out acts of sabotage.


But, he already knows that such vandalisms were committed by Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS)-affiliated terrorists, some of whom have been already arrested.


Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shia holy city of Najaf, extending protests.


In Amara, protesters occupied the headquarters of the provincial governorate, threw stones at branches of the Shia Dawa party and the powerful Badr militia, which has close ties to Iran, and beat up policemen.


Observers said that these protests uncovered the corruptive Iranian Regime, accusing it of misleading the Iraqi people.


Burning the headquarters of Shiite parties, which were controlling the political matters in the Iraqi arena proves the Iraqis' awareness of the Iranian malicious intentions, observers added.

The current wave of protests serves as a caution about repeated waves of protest and a rising tide of anger that could put the country on a path to undesirable consequences.

Last Modified: Monday، 16 July 2018 02:58 PM