"Saddam asked me: Have you read about the velayat-e faqih?" .. Leaks of the foregoing the biggest crisis between Iraq and Iran
"One day, the Iraqi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid al-Jubouri, was surprised by a question from President Saddam Hussein," Charbel said in an article published in Asharq al-Awsat. He then went on to talk about “the disadvantages of Khomeini and his greed for power.” Jubouri had no choice but to read, and when Saddam was told, the latter said, “I wanted you to know.” Jubouri was an expert on the president, because he took over his office when he was vice president. He felt that the subject of «the jurisprudence of jurisprudence» concern the decision-maker in Baghdad.
"I published the words of al-Jubouri and I met the man later and I asked the question again. He said that two phrases worried Saddam," Wilayat al-Faqih "and" export of the revolution. " Jubouri reiterated that "Saddam was not sectarian unlike some narrow-minded people around him, but he feared Iraq, its regime and its social fabric of the possibility of part of the Shiites of Iraq in the attractiveness of the Iranian religious project."
In September 1979, he headed his country's delegation to the Non-Aligned Summit in Havana. Iranian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Yazdi asked to see him and was received in the presence of Salah Omar al-Ali, Iraq's representative to the United Nations and a member of the Qatari leadership. Yazdi was very flexible and suggested exchanging visits between the two countries to reduce tensions on the border after the meeting, Salah said that the meeting was positive and could be built on. Saddam said: "It seems that diplomacy has corrupted you. Do not repeat such talk. This opportunity is only available once." Every hundred years, I will break the heads of the Iranians and get back every inch . Saddam was referring to what I got Iran under the «Algiers Agreement» signed with the Shah of Iran to stop to ensure the support of the Kurdish movement. "
Charbel also points to "a third account I heard from Lt. Col. Ibrahim Daoud, a member of the Revolutionary Command Council and Minister of Defense. Explosive: "His Majesty the Shah gives you his greetings and recommends to you the people of Najaf and Karbala." Arif exploded and said to him, "I lost. The Shah of Iran recommends me to my people."
"Another story I heard from the loud military and political general, Major General Abdul Ghani al-Rawi, who oversaw the" trial "of President Abdul Karim Qasim and the execution of his execution. He confirmed that he participated in meetings in Tehran with the head of the SAVAK at the time, Nematollah Nasiri, which culminated in a meeting with the Shah and then obtained military and financial support. Saddam succeeded in penetrating the "narrator's conspiracy" and executed a meal of officers.
"The scenes conveyed by satellite channels to the wave of bloody Iraqi protests with the stories I have heard in the past years during the follow-up on Iraq. The most violent wave of protests began from southern Iraq, ie from the Shiite area of the parties loyal to Iran, the final word in its affairs and incarceration. The Iranian consulates in Karbala and Najaf, in the two cities where the Shah tried to recommend Aref to their families, were not targeted, and Iraqis complained through screens, unequivocally, of the flow of Iranian goods to the Iraqi market, severely damaging Iraqi goods. Wa to the region. The most dangerous protesters say that Tehran is the self-proclaimed Iraqi officials present. "
"Realistically, the dominant role of the Iranian uprising was not the only or the first cause of the uprising," says Charbel. "The protests were triggered by widespread corruption, looting of the state, rising unemployment and the failure of institutions. Another issue that has stopped the followers of the Iraqi boiling is the widening gap between the positions of the Iraqi and Iranian authorities, which renewed the discussion about the old rivalry between the Najaf and Qom authorities, which took a new dimension due to the divergence in the position of the velayat-e faqih.
"Geography is irreplaceable. Iran is a big and long-standing country in the region. The presence of its neighbors is also ancient. The only realistic option is coexistence. But this coexistence will remain difficult, booby-trapped and threatened unless it is based on a new language that respects international borders, and away from the policy of infiltration and grasping." Within the maps of others, any country has the right to seek a role and influence, but the question remains about the means The new role is made with an attractive model, economic success and improvement of people's living conditions. in Madrid".
“It is impossible for you to build normal and stable relations with your neighbors if you retain in your constitution a provision that makes the export of the revolution a duty of your military, security and diplomatic institutions. The Iranian, armed with his smartphone, wants in the end what the Iraqi and Lebanese youth want - science, work, dignity and freedoms - and it is clear that the current Iranian role in Baghdad is greater than Iraq can withstand. The same can be said of Lebanon, of course. You have the right to choose what you want within your borders, but you do not have the right to impose yourself on the maps of others. ” Speech to Middle East Editor Ghassan Charbel.