Kazzem al-Haaj was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website as saying on Tuesday that the US wants to establish bases in specific zones with respect to their geographical and demographical conditions in Iraq, specially regions near the Iraqi Kurdistan region, to drive a wedge between Iran and Syria and Lebanon.
He warned that the measure is aimed at paving the ground for Washington to implement the next stage of its plot and launch a war against the resistance front and Iran.
Al-Ma’aloumeh had also earlier this month quoted Iraqi sources as saying that the US army was searching for new locations to establish military bases in the two towns of al-Ramadi and Fallujah in al-Anbar province.
A number of US military advisors along with army forces traveled to the ‘Military Farm’ region in Eastern Fallujah to find a location for their new base, a source said.
He added that the US forces have located a number of positions in different parts of al-Ramadi, and said that they want to set up new bases in the province.
The source underlined that the reason for the US decision to establish new bases in al-Anbar and redeployment of forces in the province is not clear.