US, Saudi Arabia Plotting to Cause Chaos in Iraq: Sources

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Embassies of the US and Saudi Arabia in Baghdad are involved in a scheme to create chaos in Iraq under the guise of civil protests, Tasnim has learned.

US, Saudi Arabia Plotting to Cause Chaos in Iraq: Sources

Sources familiar with Iraq’s developments told Tasnim that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is going to form a security committee to launch a probe into reports of foreign attempts to destabilize the Arab country.

According to the reports, the embassies of the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar in Baghdad have made a series of clandestine contacts with dismissed Iraqi officials to provoke unrest in the Arab nation and undermine its political processes concurrent with some civil protests.

A report by Saudi newspaper Okaz said the US embassy in Baghdad and the intelligence services of a number of the Arab littoral countries of the Persian Gulf have begun to support Iraqi secular politicians to exploit the demonstrations taking place in the Arab country.

Among the major target figures in the ploy are dismissed vice presidents of Iraq, Ayad Allawi and Osama al-Nujaifi, as well as fired deputy prime minister, Saleh al-Mutlaq, the report added.

According to informed sources, the US embassy is well aware that the demonstrators only demand better civil services and a more serious fight against corruption, but Washington has plans to misuse the protests to “sow sedition, create chaos and derail the political processes” in Iraq.

The main purpose behind all of these plots is said to be undermining the voluntary forces’ performance in the battle against the ISIL terrorist group and cutting Iraq’s links with the axis of anti-Israeli resistance in Syria, Lebanon and Iran.

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