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Statements: Terrorism & fundamentalism

Iranian regime steps up meddling in neighbouring states as collapse of Syrian regime looms

NCRI – Iranian regime is panicking over the looming collapse of the Assad regime in Syria - and reacting by stepping up its meddling in Lebanon, Iraq and Bahrain, Iraq's former prime minister Ayad Allawi said.

Mr Allawi also said opposition groups in Iraq had correctly assessed their nation's dire political situation and were now calling for the end of PM Nouri al-Maleki's regime.

He told Iraq's Al-Taqeer TV on Sunday: "When, God willing, the Assad regime is overthrown, it will have consequences. I think the situation in Iran is going to be directly affected. It also will have an impact in Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon. I believe in what I say and I believe what the people of Iraq are saying.

“We have correctly analysed the political situation in Iraq and as a result, we are insisting on regime change in Iraq."

Mr Allawi's latest comments come after he last week accused the Iranian regime of killing and removing its opponents in Iraq to impose its control over the country's government.

He told al-Taqeer TV last Wednesday: "The problem is not only Mr Maleki's policies. The problem is actually the Iranian regime taking advantage of the political arena in Iraq. The Iranian regime has turned into the decision maker in Iraq.

"Iran removes and eliminates whoever it wants and kills whoever it wants... This is the truth of the matter, and the facts are beyond doubt.

"Also, the political process in Iraq is based on politically sectarian lines and the elimination of rivals."

Dr Allawi also blamed the United States for failing to ensure the freedom of the Iraqi people or their ability to engage in the political process.

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