Iraq

Al-Nujaba Movement Vows to Confront US After Being Blasklisted

Iraq’s al-Nujaba Movement announced on Wednesday that it will double its efforts to stand against Washington’s plots in the region after it was designated by the US State Department as a terrorist group.

“We in the Islamic Resistance are proud that we are always standing in the forefront of confronting the American terrorism against the oppressed nations,” Deputy Secretary-General of al-Nujaba Movement Nasr al-Shamri told the Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm.

“We are the ones who confront the terrorists and destructive occupation of Iraq and their (the Americans’) al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorism,” he added.

Al-Shamri underlined that al-Nujaba will confront all US plots in the region, adding that the State Department move will strengthen their determination to insist on their position.

The US added al-Nujaba Movement and its leader Akram Abbas al-Ka’abi, to its sanctions list, the State Department said.

“The Department of State has designated the Iranian proxy group Harakat al-Nujaba (HAN) and its leader, Akram ‘Abbas al-Kabi, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224,” the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

Harakat al-Nujaba is an Iraqi Shiite resistance group that helped the Iraqi government liberate territory captured by the ISIL. It has also deployed forces to Syria to help the Syrian army recapture territories from terrorist groups.

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