Report by PMOI/MEK
Iran, April 21, 2019 - Following the popular expression of hatred toward the presence of the terrorist IRGC affiliated Hashd Al-Shaabi militants in the floods stricken areas of Khuzestan province, and the local youth demanding the eviction of these mercenaries from Iran, the provincial governor of Khuzestan reacted by claiming that “Iraqi officials with their heavy machinery” who had come to help, have left.
In a piece published in the government-run Jamaran website, Gholamreza Shariati, Khuzestan provincial governor discussed “why Hashd Al-Shaabi came to Iran.” He tried to hide the true nature of Hashd Al-Shaabi’s presence with weapons, military gears and Hashd flag in flood-hit towns and villages.
“No military force has entered Iran. Only some Iraqi officials with their machinery and gears came to Iran, and are now gone. Their machinery is expensive and they wouldn’t let us operate them…” Shariati said.
The government-run website Fararoo published a photograph of Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the terrorist Quds force sitting at a table next to Abu Mehdi Al-Mohandes, the vicious terrorist head of Hashd Al-Shaabi in the city of Shadegan, south of Khuzestan province, southwest of Iran.
This photograph was widely circulated as the evidence of military coordination between the IRGC Quds and Hashd al-Shaabi inside Iran to put down any dissent or unrest in flooded areas of the country.
It is worth mentioning that during a visit to the flood-hit area of Khuzestan, one resident questioned the presence of the provincial governor in the area asking him “Do you care only for Syria and not for us people here? And Shariati lashed out at him cursing and raising his voice telling the man get out of here you ignorant man, and ordered him out.
During his visit people disregarded him saying “we don’t want you here, get lost.”