Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor spoke of the reaction of Iraqi forces on self-defense, against the continuation of the presence of the occupying and aggressive forces “as their legitimate rights” and said:’ The US is seeking to reap political dividends in Iraq through projection and alleging Iran to support the groups who plan attacks her positions in the country.
Tag: Hashd al-Shaabi
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Iraq issues says the Hashd al-Shabi march marked the celebration of the admission of this force as an independent force in future, adding that the United States has reached the conclusion that Hashd al-Shabi will be an inseparable force of Iraq military in future and that’s why their approach has changed from dissolving Hashd al-Shabi to changing its nature.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor says re-stationing of American military personnel in Iraq, giving legitimacy to their presence and weakening the status of Hashd al-Shabi in Iraq are the main objectives of NATO’s decision to increase the number of its military forces in Iraq by eight times, adding that if there is no serious determination by foreign players to make Iraq insecure, Iraqi forces can guarantee security in the fight against terrorism.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that ISIS survivors are part of the leverage of foreign powers to advance their foreign policy towards Iraq, adding: This view is especially true about the United States, which is under the pressure of the resistance groups to withdraw troops following a decision by the Iraqi parliament.
Strategic Council Online – The American adventurism in Iraq is not over and in the latest destructive measure, the US Treasury Department has boycotted Faleh al-Fayyad, the commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi, on the pretext of human rights violations!
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – A professor of international relations said that the “Resistance Discourse has now become the dominant discourse in the West Asian region and is strengthening day by day; This should be considered the intellectual and attitudinal influence of General Haj Qassem Soleimani in West Asia.
Strategy Council Online – A Middle East expert said: “Some speculations suggest that with the rise of Joe Biden in the United States, we may see an acceleration of the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and some other countries in the region.”
Strategic Council Online – Today Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Force) and the forces under its command in addition to their efforts to counter ISIS’s new harassment activities have to monitor and render ineffective the ISIS-based political activities favored by the United States aimed at throwing obstacles in the way of the Hashd al-Shaabi.
Jafar Qannadbashi – Expert on Middle East Issues
Strategic Council Online: Following the formation of Mustafa al-Kazemi’s government Iraq today is sailing on a boat that will inevitably have to cross a large whirlpool much of whose potential is secured outside the borders. Perhaps the only force that can ensure the safety of this boat and its successful passage is the cooperation and unity of Iraqi parties and the patience of the Iraqi people to resolve the situation in their country, at the beginning of which putting government organizations and institutions in order is among the most infrastructural affairs.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: “The United States is trying to undermine the authority of the central governments in Lebanon and Iraq by open interference in the internal affairs of these countries and creating guided anarchy in the Axis of Resistance,” said a former ambassador and analyst on Middle East affairs, referring to US actions in Iraq and Lebanon as the two states were wrestling with the coronavirus crisis.
Strategic Council Online: The issue of engaging the Iraqi popular mobilization forces and resistance groups against ISIS could be a ploy to draw the attention of these groups to the confrontation with terrorists rather than to the United States.
Seyed Reza Qazvini Gharabi – Journalist and Senior Analyst of Iraqi Affairs
Strategic Council Online: The United States bombed five strongholds of Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in al-Qa’im near the Iraqi-Syrian border on Sunday, December 29, 2019 which left 25 martyrs and more than 50 injured. The Americans claim the attack was in response to an attack on December 27 on an Iraqi military base where a group of US troops were also deployed. During the attack, several Americans and a number of Iraqi Army forces were injured and a US civilian contractor was killed.