Iraq tasted Iran bitter defeat eight years .. So can not be captured and humiliated under the authority of Soleimani
Demonstrators demanded an end to Iranian influence in Iraq amid official tension between Baghdad and Tehran after a series of provocative statements, which Iraqi officials described as "a violation of Iraqi sovereignty."
The decision of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry to "close its consulate in the Iranian city of Mashhad" after the incident of Iranian security attack on Iraqi diplomats.
In addition to the demands of living and protest against the deterioration of services and unemployment, social networking sites spread pictures of Iraqi protesters burning the flag of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] during the demonstrations, while shouts of Iraqi youth "Iran by land ... Karbala remains free", demanding the restoration of Arab identity of Iraq, and end the dependence of the government and class To the Iranian regime.
The curfew, announced by Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, came into effect from Thursday morning until further notice. The three Iraqi presidencies (the presidency, government and parliament) announced the formation of a joint committee to deal with the demands of the demonstrators. All the provinces are ready to prepare for the declaration of complete civil disobedience, "to overthrow the puppet government," which destroyed [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] since 9 April 2003 until now, stressing that "do not negotiate with the puppet government and its parties."
Despite the agreement between [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Iran earlier this week to open more border crossings in preparation for the "40th visit," during a joint meeting of the interior ministers of the two countries, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] closed[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]After the protests escalated between the two sides, amid reports of a secret visit by the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] who is responsible for Iran's military and political presence in the Arab Mashreq, not only in Iraq.
Jaafar Hemmati, head of the 40th private headquarters at the official Khosravi border crossing, announced that "the closure of the crossing until further notice", at the request of the Iraqi side, and in light of the problems inside Baghdad, after the closure of the crossing "attractive".
"The traditional Iranian control over the Iraqi arena since 2003 faces many challenges that hinder its grip on Baghdad as a card in the hands of the Iranian regime," said Dr. Sally Sharawi, an Iranian researcher.
"The recent diplomatic tension between the two sides and popular anger are not only behind the attack on Iraqi diplomats, an affront to Iraqi sovereignty, but there are many crises that may be revealed in the near future."
Sharawi pointed out that the outbreak of demonstrations against [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] "is an example of the flagrant incompatibility between the Iraqi popular interest and the political interest of the state in its quest to spread influence, in the context of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] endeavor to strengthen its role and its relationship with the Iraqi forces, we find that there is always a difficulty in aligning popular demands with the interests of citizens." .
For his part, said Bahraini journalist Tariq al-Amer, "What is witnessing in the Iraqi arena now is the revolution of the oppressed and oppressed by the Iraqi people against all agents and mullahs of Iran."
He added, in private statements, "Iraq has been plagued by corrupt politicians, seized power, and brought the Iraqi corruption and their workers to Iran to chaos and instability."
He continued: `` No one who could ever have imagined that [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which tasted [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in defeat in an eight-year brutal war and emerged victorious, could be captive and humiliated under the authority of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, appoint its prime minister and form its parliament. '
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