Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iraq, Sept. 10, 2018 - A number of clerics in Karbala, southern Iraq, rallied outside the Iranian regime’s consulate in this city and were seen chanting “Death to Khamenei,” targeting the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. These protesters, angry over Tehran’s meddling in their country and the crimes committed by Iran-backed militias, were also chanting:
“No to the pharaoh”
“No to the devil”
“Death to Khamenei”
“Death to the mullahs’ principle”
“No to Khamenei”
“No to Khomeini,” referring to the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini.
This protest follows massive rallies in Basra, the oil-rich city of southern Iraq, where protesters were seen storming Tehran’s consulate and torching the site. They lowered the Iranian regime’s flag and raised the flag of Iraq, showing their utmost abhorrence of the mullahs’ malign and deadly meddling on their soil. Iraqi protesters are accusing the Iranian regime of having a major part in their poor living conditions and lack of basic services in a province that is rich in oil.
As a result cities in southern Iraq, especially Basra, have been witnessing nearly daily protests. From Monday onward the demonstrations in Basra reached a new level and protesters were seen torching government buildings and other sites belonging to Shiite parties backed by the Iranian regime.
Coinciding with these events two demonstrators have reportedly been killed. The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to investigate in this regard.
The Security and Anti-Terrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main Iranian opposition coalition, had warned prior to these developments about the Iranian regime dispatching its deputy Revolutionary Guards Quds Force chief as its new ambassador in Iraq, specifically aimed at continuing and expanding the mullahs’ meddling in Iraq