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Iraqi Resistance Movement Warns to Hit Riyadh in Reprisal for Saudi-Led Violence in Iraq

13921018000339_PhotoIIraqi Resistance movement, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, urged Saudi Arabia to halt its support for the terrorist groups in the country, and warning that its interference in Iraq will result in dire consequences for Riyadh.
“Saudi Arabia should know its limits,” Qais al-Khazali, the secretary-general of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, said on Wednesday.

He took Saudi Arabia responsible for supporting the al-Qaeda-linked groups in Iraq, and said, “The Saudi house is frailer than the spider’s web and our reaction to its meddling in Iraq will perplex Riyadh since it will be hit from a side which it has never thought of,” he underlined.

Khazali said that Saudi Arabia is the main culprit plotting and supporting sedition and terrorist acts in Iraq.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh took certain regional Arab states responsible for the recent wave of terrorist attacks in his country, and stressed the seriousness and resolve of the Nouri al-Maliki government to fight terrorism.

“The terrorists who have come to Iraq due to the war in Syria are the enemies of the Iraqi nation, but the Iraqi government is serious about targeting them and thanks God, the government has attained important success in countering the terrorists,” Sheikh told FNA.

He described certain Arab regimes as the main supporters of militants in Iraq, and said they play an important role in spreading terrorism from Iraq to Syria.

Security sources in Baghdad said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia has hired and financed al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to fight a proxy war against Iraq’s Shiite government.

“Ahmed al-Alwani (an Iraqi MP held on terrorism charges after clashes killed at least six people during arrest raid on his home) and Ali al-Sulaiman (the chief of the Dulaim tribes in al-Anbar province) who are under prosecution have paved the political ground for terrorism and the ISIL has entered a proxy war to fight for Saudi Arabia,” Head of the Security Committee of Baghdad province’s Council Sa’d al-Matlabi was quoted as saying by the Palestinian al-Manar weekly.

In a similar move, the Islamic resistance movement in Lebanon also warned to give a crushing response to Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the recent bombings in Lebanon.

The disclosure came after the Saudi-backed Abdullah Izzam Brigades claimed responsibility for an attack in November on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed 25 people, including Iran’s cultural attaché Ebrahim Ansari, and after the relations between the terrorist group’s ringleader Majed Al-Majed, a Saudi national, and Riyadh’s intelligence chief Prince Bandar Bin Sultan came into spotlight.

Speaking to FNA, an informed source pointed to the November 19 bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut by Majed’s terrorist group and under the guidance of Saudi intelligence apparatus, and said, “The Islamic resistance will give a proper response to such attempts.”

The source pointed to the failure of the Saudis in their terrorist operations in different parts of the world, and said, “The Saudi attempt to attack the Iranian embassy in Lebanon and the serial bombings in different parts of the world emanate from the Saudi’s anger.”

He said the Saudis’ failure has not pushed them into a passive state of action.

He noted that the Saudi diplomacy has failed in Syria and they are not in a good situation in Iraq, while they are also trying to create a chaotic situation in Lebanon.

Political analysts believe that Saudi Arabia has been masterminding the recent terrorist attacks in Lebanon to advance the Israeli plots against Beirut after Tel Aviv’s army failed to score a victory over Hezbollah in the Summer 2006 war.

“The elements behind the recent bombings in Lebanon take orders from the regional countries which are dependent on the US and are financed by them,” political analyst Adel Samarah told FNA.

“Saudi Arabia supports organized terrorism in Syria and Lebanon and it also seeks to create tension in the Lebanese army to start a seditious move against Hezbollah,” he added.

Also, Abdulsattar Qassem, a professor of political sciences at al-Najah al-Watani University, told FNA that Washington and Tel Aviv have assigned their regional allies and hirelings with protecting the security of the Zionist regime.

“After the military failure of the Israeli regime against Hezbollah, the regime has hired its elements and tools in the region to create sedition in Lebanon,” he added.

Majed al-Majed was announced as leader of the Brigades in 2012.

The Abdullah Izzam Brigades was formed in 2009 and is believed to have branches in both the Arabian Peninsula and Lebanon, but may have been active as early as 2004.

Lebanese security forces announced on Tuesday that Al-Majed had been arrested by the army’s intelligence services.

In 2009, Lebanon sentenced Al-Majed in absentia to life in prison for belonging to a different extremist group, the Al-Qaeda-inspired Fatah al-Islam.

On Thursday Lebanese sources disclosed that Al-Majed took orders from Saudi Spy Chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Bandar has been blamed by several states for leading and financing terrorist operations throughout the region from Lebanon and Syria to Iraq and Russia. A recent report said that the Saudi Prince has ordered the two Volgograd explosions in Russia which killed 32 people.

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