Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, October 27, 2019—The mullahs’ regime in Iraq has concerns escalating over the devastating impact of the growing protests, demonstrations and the all-out Iraqi uprising. On Friday, October 25, Iranian regime officials and state media were seen using the terms of “overthrowers,” “topplers,” “sedition” and “dangerous” when describing this latest development.
This is a clear indication of Tehran’s apparatus being caught completely off guard as ten provinces across Iraq, including Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Karbala, Diwaniya, Wasit, Maysan, al-Mothana, Dhi Qar and Babil (Babylon) erupted in protests. Iraqi demonstrators are specifically targeting Iran’s meddling in their country and their proxies’ activities especially in southern sectors of Iraq.
“(The United States) is on the verge of creating unrest and instability to topple the government and pave the path for foreign intervention,” said Amir Abdullahian, special advisor to Iranian regime Majlis (parliament) speaker Ali Larijani.
Despite his remarks, Iraqi demonstrators and the rebellious youth are Iraqi Shiites protesting government corruption and are chanting, “Iran, out, out!” demanding an end to Tehran’s devastating influence in their country.
Kayhan daily, a major newspaper known as the mouthpiece of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, expressed deep concerns over the fact that Iraqi demonstrators are targeting Tehran’s proxies in Iraq.
“In the southern Iraqi city of Samawah, seditioners stormed and torched the offices of Amar Hakim and the Asaib Ahl al-Haq group linked to the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces). In Baghdad, demonstrators marched towards the Green Zone… in Diyala Province, a number of provincial officials have been assassinated by unidentified armed men,” the piece claims. “Developments in Iraq and Lebanon, seen in street protests in both of these countries… are very much described as seditions and evolved into protests targeting the very system.”
Asaib Ahl al-Haq is an Iraqi militia group known for its strong ties with the regime in Iran. Hashd al-Shaabi is described as the Iraqi version of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Javan daily, associated to the IRGC, also provided more insight into Tehran’s concerns about Iraq.
“These protests are heading towards uncontrolled unrests in various areas of Iraq. Certain elements have stormed and torched offices of the Hekmat and Asaib groups in Al Mothana Province. In Basra, protesters have been able to close down the Um Qasr passage and all roads linking to this site,” the report reads.
Mardomsalari daily, an outlet close to the faction of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, evaluated the question, “Where is Iraq heading to?”
“Iraq is now the scene of various events and developments. We hope these demonstrations do not lead to killings, which will of course lead to dangerous resolutions… Shiite Iraqi parties that are against the [Iranian regime] are playing a major role in causing these unrests… The United States and its associated opposition parties in Iraq have been seeking to topple the current government for the past few months, and to launch a revolution in some way or another! This is a very dangerous blueprint.”
October 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) October 25, 2019
Major clashes reported between protesters and security forces near the heavily-fortified Green Zone.
Many have been reportedly killed and injured.pic.twitter.com/XzTljcJzS0