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Nujaba Spokesman Reveals Saudi Envoy’s Attempts to Free Terrorists from Iraqi Prisons



A spokesman of Iraq’s Hezbollah al-Nujaba Movement revealed that Saudi Ambassador to Baghdad Thamer al-Sabhan is lobbying with different political parties in Iraq to pave the ground for the freedom of imprisoned terrorists.

“Thamer al-Sabhan, the Saudi ambassador to Iraq, is running political interactions to free the criminals, that is a great treason and disrespect to the blood of innocent martyrs,” Seyed Hashem al-Moussavi said on Sunday.

He vowed that the resistance forces would revenge from the criminals, and said the popular forces would wreak havoc on the terrorists in the battlefield.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, Secretary-General of Christian popular forces, the Babylon Battalion, revealed that he is in possession of irrefutable evidence substantiating tight relationship between al-Sabhan and the ISIL terrorist group.

Speaking in a live TV program last Sunday, Rayan al-Kaldani said that he is in possession of an audio file of Sabhan’s phone talks with an ISIL terrorist ringleader.

“Is this a diplomatic behavior or a plot against Iraq?” he asked.

Kaldani blamed the Saudi envoy for the recent blasts in Baghdad which killed nearly 300 people, and said, “From now on, we consider the Saudi ambassador responsible for any blast in Baghdad.”

The Saudi ambassador has been criticized for his interfering remarks and undiplomatic behavior in recent months.

Last month, a senior Iraqi lawmaker called on his government to take serious measures against the Saudi Ambassador to Baghdad, and said that al-Sabhan is in Iraq to support the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

“The reinstatement of al-Sabhan in Baghdad is meant to support the ISIL,” member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee Mesal al-Alousi said.

He underlined that Saudi Arabia meddles in the internal affairs of all the regional countries, and said, “For the same reason the Iraqi government should confront that country’s ambassador to Baghdad.”

“Saudi Arabia claims that it respects the Iraqi people and Shiites, but it supports the ISIL,” al-Alousi said.

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