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Senior Iranian regime operative in Iraq sacked

Faleh Fayad, the head of the Iraqi Hashd-al Shaabi, Popular Mobilization Force (PMF)
Faleh Fayad, the head of the Iraqi Hashd-al Shaabi, Popular Mobilization Force (PMF)

Report by PMOI/MEK


Iraq, August 31, 2018 - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked National Security Advisor Faleh Fayad, also head of the Iranian regime-backed Shiite militias, Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd Al-Shabi), due to his political activities, according to the media.

The Prime Ministry issued a statement on Thursday announcing Fayad’s involvement in political activities, party-related work and his intention to gain political posts were the reasons behind his sacking. This was in contrast to his sensitive security responsibilities, the statement adds.

This sacking is based on the Iraqi constitution and officials in the security, intelligence, judiciary and the PMF must remain neutral and non-biased, the statement continues.

In response, the Fat’h coalition consisting of Iranian regime-related groups issued a statement in the late hours of Thursday saying this sacking of Fayad from the PMF leadership, the country’s national security apparatus and the National Security Advisor post is a dangerous measure. This move will push the PMF and the country’s security apparatus into political disputes and personal purges, the statement continued in its threats.


Who is Faleh Fayad?

Faleh Fayad was appointed as Iraq’s National Security Advisor by Nouri al-Maliki, the Iranian puppet prime minister of Iraq prior to Haider al-Abadi’s tenure. Fayad was also appointed as the PMF chief. The PMF is a replica of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

Fayad and the PMF have carried out numerous crimes against Iraq’s Sunni community in the provinces of Diyala, Neinawa and Salahadin. Furthermore, the residents of areas near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq were also victims of a vicious massacre by these units. These crimes were carried out under the pretext of fighting the Islamic State, (ISIL or Daesh). Hundreds of thousands of locals were also made homeless in the city of Mosul, too.

Al-Maliki & Fayad acted as the administrative arms of the IRGC Quds Force during the PMOI/MEK’s stay in Iraq. The two figures received their orders directly from Quds Force chief Qassem Suleimani.

The September 2013 massacre of 52 unarmed residents of Camp Ashraf (the PMOI/MEK’s initial home in Iraq) was one of the crimes carried out by al-Maliki and Fayad.

In preparation for this crime against humanity Suleimani had entered Iraq on August 27, 2013, for the final arrangements and coordination. Suleimani met with al-Maliki at 10:30 pm where they discussed the coinciding of a possible U.S. strike against Syria with the massacre in Ashraf. Fayad was present in this meeting to coordinate the timing of the attack on Camp Ashraf.


Iraq-Iran ties

On Tuesday the media was citing al-Abadi saying Iraq will be sending a delegation to the U.S. to discuss its financial transactions with the Iranian regime. These talks will be taking place after the second round of U.S. sanctions will be implemented on Tehran’s mullahs on November 4th.


Corruption in Iraq

The Guardian recently wrote in Iraq, despite the country’s vast riches, the people are deprived of the most basic services.

“…ordinary Iraqis have seen little or no benefit from the proceeds of the country’s multibillion-dollar oil industry, much of which has been siphoned off by corrupt politicians. Across the south in recent months, simmering anger over corruption and unemployment has been fueled by the dire state of public services, regular power cuts and water shortages,” the piece reads.

“Corruption and mismanagement on the part of local and central government, both dominated by a kleptocracy of religious parties that have ruled Iraq for more than a decade, has exacerbated a slow-motion environmental disaster.”

It is worth noting that with increasing demonstrations and popular protests in cities across Iran, the prospects of the mullahs’ regime being overthrown is becoming more vivid than ever before. In this regard Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, all influenced by this regime’s meddling, will be the targets of historical developments.


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