Iraqi Shiite and Sunni political forces have signaled a breach of the country's land and sky and the targeting of military sites of factions in the Popular Mobilization close to the regime in Iran.
With reports that explosions in three crowd sites, the latest at a weapons and ammunition depot south of Baghdad, were no accident or accident, political voices were demanding the purchase of an air defense system, although Iraq no longer has real enemies represented by states.
In response to the question of targeting unidentified aircraft headquarters and weapons of the Popular Mobilization, the leader of the Iraqi decision-making coalition, Atheel al-Nujaifi to Twilight News, that "in fact I do not know how to answer and Iraq has already denied anything detracting from its full sovereignty on its land and sky, after these events The explosions are heard, indicating large gaps that cause serious events. "
"In short, there is no life for Iraq unless there is a state that implements the law and forbids anything outside its official institutions and has treaties and agreements with countries that respect agreements and those countries," he said.
"The most important question remains: does Iraq have the ability to prevent flights in its airspace, so that it can prevent any flight in Iraqi airspace unless Baghdad agrees? If it does not have that capability, as we know, it will be added to a set of unworkable resolutions."
For his part, the leader of the movement "Asaib Ahl al-Haq" Qais al-Khazali in a tweet on social media platforms Twitter that "the continuation of the phenomenon of the bombing of the crowd stores without checking the real reasons is very serious phenomenon because this means draining the potential of the crowd, which indicates that there is a plan nearby To be implemented. "
"National sovereignty will be preserved only by full measures in the storage of weapons, as well as by Iraq's ability to defend its land and sky," he said.
Last week's blast at an ammunition depot in Baghdad caused a wave of rumors and speculation as if it were an Israeli attack. Although the incident was caused by a flaw rather than an attack, the tally of media reports published in recent weeks paints a picture of the Israeli battle against Iran that shows it is widening to the periphery of Iraq and possibly to other undisclosed arenas.
Iraq officially refrains from accusing Israel of attacks. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who has vowed that Iraq will not be a base for launching Iranian missiles, is silent. It is also interesting that Iran does not officially address these attacks, perhaps because it has something to hide, according to Israeli military analysis.