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News: Terrorism and fundamentalism

Aiding Iraq Is a Mistake While Iran Regime Is Still in Power There

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Iraq is set to get $30 billion to be used for reconstruction plans, but many are questioning why anyone would invest such a substantial sum in a country with deployed militias and rampant corruption.

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel, wrote: “Who would want to invest money in a country her militias are deployed and corruption is rampant? There is sectarianism there and the government is weak.”

The contributors to the reconstruction include Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the EU, but there is one country not included in that list that is particularly telling: Iran.

If anyone is most responsible for the destruction of Iraq, it’s the Iranian Regime.

Iran’s destruction of Iraq

Iran —the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism- disintegrated the Iraqi state institutions in order to gain control over them and replaced the army with an Iran proxy group (the Popular Mobilization Forces) which does Iran's bidding in a similar way to the Lebanese Hezbollah.

The Iranian Regime supports Iraqi religious groups at the expense of the government and has sent in its general Qassem Soleimani- who is not legally allowed to leave Iran- to manage the Iraqi army and conduct its conflicts.

The Iranian Regime bankrupted Iraq in order to funds its malign military campaigns across the Middle East and used Iraq as a bridge to the continue its terrorist activities in Syria and Lebanon. There is a very real danger that the money raised will be used by the Iranian Regime to continue their reign of terror.

Rashed wrote: “If it hadn’t been for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ interferences, the Iraqis would have been in a better situation under the control of their political state institutions and the international community’s support. Iraq had in the past benefited from making use of its oil, water and human resources to establish a great state.”

Iraq has a lot of resources- mainly oil- that it could use to rebuild its country, but it has been prevented from doing so by Iran. The real question is: how will this $30 billion help Iraq rebuild, when the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are still in control and will syphon that money off into more of Iran’s foreign wars?

This is why the Iranian Regime must be removed from power, not just for the Iranian people, but for the Middle East and the world as a whole.

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