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Leader’s Aide: Iraqi Nation to Frustrate Enemies via Defending Own Integrity

Iranian Supreme Leader’s senior advisor Ali Akbar Velayati slammed the US plots in the region, stressing that the Iraqi people will disappoint enemies by defending their country’s integrity.

Velayati made the remarks during a meeting with the visiting Secretary-General of al-Nujaba Movement Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi late on Tuesday.

He censured the American schemes for the West Asian region and reiterated that the Iraqi nation will defend their integrity while defending their country against the enemies’ conspiracies.

Velayati hoped that the two friendly and brotherly relations between Iran and Iraq will develop in all fields.

“One of the blessings of the blood of the martyrs of the Resistance, such as Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was the approval of a law at the Iraqi parliament to expel American troops from the country,” the official said, adding, “This will have valuable fruits for Iraq and the region, as the US is intent to disintegrate the country.”

Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi, for his part, pointed to plots to damage Iran-Iraq ties, saying, “The Westerners, led by the US, who are aware of the deep-rooted ties between the two countries, are trying to harm these ties as they know that Iran is a stronghold of the Resistance in the region.”

“If the Axis of Resistance stand united, the region will be saved from the American and Western domination,” he added.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, top military Aide to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said that the blood of the martyrs of Resistance Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis will lead to the liberation of the Holy Al-Quds.

Supreme Leader’s Military Aide Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi made the remarks on Monday in his meeting with visiting Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi.

“If the two nations of Iran and Iraq get united, the result will be the liberation of Palestine,” he said, adding, “I believe that the blood of martyrs of the Resistance Movement will liberate al-Quds.”

Rahim Safavi and Al-Kaabi discussed the infiltration of Zionist delegations into Iraq to monitor economic and civil activities, linking some corrupt parties and politicians with enemies and paving the way for Iraq to compromise with the Israeli regime, US stratagem to revive ISIS and the Ba’ath party, and active presence of al-Nujaba Resistance Movement in Jihadi fields against Takfiri terrorism and US occupation.

Stressing that American presence anywhere in the world has brought about nothing but pillage, insecurity, instability and terrorism for countries, Safavi said, “Iraq is an obvious example of this fact and the way to save this country is to end occupation with the will of Iraqi people.”

Al-Kaabi, for his part, pointed to the sensitive condition in Iraq, public discontent and waiting for holding early elections as well as failure of the US project with the help of Resistance Movement, Hashd al-Sha’abi and Iran, adding, “Washington is now trying to lead Iraq to destruction and instability by creating economic and security crises.”

Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.

The airstrike also martyred Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi military men were martyred by the missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.

Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army’s central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.

The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of “Martyr Soleimani” reprisal operation.

Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.

The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.

Meantime, Iran announced in late June that it had issued arrest warrants for 36 officials of the US and other countries who have been involved in the assassination of the martyred General Soleimani.

“36 individuals who have been involved or ordered the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including the political and military officials of the US and other governments, have been identified and arrest warrants have been issued for them by the judiciary officials and red alerts have also been issued for them via the Interpol,” Prosecutor-General of Tehran Ali Alqasi Mehr said.

He said that the prosecuted individuals are accused of murder and terrorist action, adding that US President Donald Trump stands at the top of the list and will be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends.

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