British report: Al-Kazemi has a proven track record of working with US intelligence ... and failed a mission in Saudi Arabia
11:45 - 05/14/2020
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A report of the British Middle East Eye newspaper revealed on Thursday that the current Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has a proven record of working with US intelligence.
"Al-Kazimi's work with intelligence is due to his association with the late Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who provided US President George W. Bush false reports on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction before the invasion of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in 2003," said the report, translated by "information ."
He added, "His real name is Mustafa Abdel-Latif Al-Kazemi, and he was a former journalist at the American Al-Monitor news site and became head of the intelligence service during the era of former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi."
He continued, "Al-Kazemi attended in 2018 a meeting in Washington with Mike Pompeo, who was then the head of the CIA, and Khalid bin Ali Al-Humaidan, the head of Saudi intelligence to discuss measures to support Al-Abadi's candidacy and address the Iranian-backed candidates, but those efforts failed," noting that "The newspaper called Al-Kazemi's office again and again to comment on this story, but the calls were not answered."
The newspaper pointed out that "the American-Iranian agreement on Al-Kazemi came under a deal to release some Iranian assets frozen in Europe," noting that " [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] withdrawal from Patriot missiles from Saudi Arabia and reducing military tensions in the Gulf is part of the agreement with Tehran."
On the other hand, officials from Washington and Tehran played down a deal between the two sides over Al-Kazimi's candidacy for prime minister, while a US State Department spokesman described the reports as "ridiculous and unreasonable." The Iranian Foreign Ministry did not respond to the request for comment, but an Iranian official contacted the newspaper said that He did not hear any agreement and described the issue as unlikely. Ended / 25 z