Iraqi protests against meddling of Iranian regime
In recent days, the Iraqi protests and demonstrates against the political parties and groups associated with the Iranian regime in the provinces of Basra, Najaf, Maysan, Ziqar, Alqadesiyeh, Karbala, and Babel.
“We are tired of those parties that treat Iran’s interests beyond our own interests, said Abdul Rahman Mohamed, 36, who participated in the demonstration in Basra.
The Iraqi people express their hatred to the Iranian regimes meddling by setting the larger poster of Iranian regime founder and current supreme leader in the fire, sources say.
Today (Monday) marks the sixth day of their consecutive and ongoing protest.
In southern Iraq Al Amare of Maysan Province, protesters specifically attacked the Dawa Party offices, associated to the former Iraq prime minister Nouri al-Maliki known for his very close relations to the Iranian regime.
Footages on social media show the demonstrators were chanting against the Iranian regime’s meddling in their country, In Nasiriyah of Ziqar Province and Basra.
Basra Province has the largest exports of Iraqi oil, more than 80% of Iraq’s oil resources are located in this area. The residents of this province are demanding the locals be hired while foreign companies stationed in Iraq are resorting to hiring foreigners.
The Iraqi people are also protesting poor services and utilities, parallel to long electricity outages as the summer heat in this country.
“We want to cancel the Iraqi parties” written on their banners.
Some sources say the Iranian regime has cut-off its electricity and healthy water exports to Iraq.
Security forces imposed curfews in Basra, Najaf & Maysan provinces. Iraqi Interior Minister fired Najaf police chief. Reports say Iraqi prime minister Haydar al-Abadi has ordered Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi forces from Kirkuk northern Iraq to the south to quell protests.
Protesters chanting against Hadi al-Ameri the former Iraqi minister of transportation and the head of the Badr Organization,
Hadi al-Ameri has however announced his affection for Qassem Suleimani, the Commander of Quds Force, a division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps which part is playing an instrumental part in supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict.
Amiri told The New Yorker “I love Qassem Suleimani! He is my dearest friend.