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The London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Sunday that there were fears of Iran's intention to use popular factions to fight outside Iraq.
The newspaper said that once organized popular factions mostly to form the current political opening leading to the election of the head of the Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri, even raised concerns about the use of the possibilities of electoral mobilization, while Iran is exerting pressure to push its factions to fight outside Iraq to embarrass the Iraqi government.
The United States recently objected to the possession of the seven more Abrams tanks that Baghdad had bought to arm the Iraqi army, saying that this was a violation of the sale agreements.
The Iraqi government considers the factions to be official organizations within the armed forces, but these factions have repeatedly complained about the refusal of the army leaders to give them US weapons during the fighting with the organization of a preacher, and says that there are tanks and vehicles American-made from the organization, which seized the equipment of the Iraqi army in 2014 .
According to information obtained by the Iraqi government, the Iraqi government has decided to withdraw US-made weapons from the crowd in order to prevent the escalation of the crisis with Washington. Baghdad fears that its units will use these weapons outside Iraq, which poses a new problem with the credibility of arms contracts.
Although the Iraqi government publicly rejects fighting any faction outside Iraq, especially in Syria, and considers the factions fighting there out of the crowd, there is constant Iranian pressure to push more of these factions into Syria.
Ali Akbar Velayati, chief adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei, recently demanded from Baghdad the "resistance factions" to prevent the deployment of US forces in western Euphrates, in comments that aroused popular reactions, but the Iraqi government did not respond to them.
Concerns are mounting in the meantime about the escalation of confrontations in Syria between the American forces and the crowd of the crowd near Iran, which falls on confrontations inside Iraq, especially as the Pentagon denied a week ago its intention to withdraw about 6000 American fighters deployed in five military bases for the purpose of training the Iraqi army , And considered that the presence of these forces will be long-term.
A few days ago, the State Department unveiled a program to train 130,000 Iraqi soldiers on special missions.
Concerns about the security situation of the crowd are less than their political situation. The proliferation of armed fighters in most parts of Iraq during the electoral process is of concern to political forces about election security and control of polling stations.
The Iraqi government has announced that the protection of the security of the elections, which will be held on May 12 next will be the responsibility of the army and police exclusively.