05-12-2019 04:18 PM Jerusalem Timing

Supreme Leader Opposes Any US Intervention in Iraq

Supreme Leader Opposes Any US Intervention in Iraq

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei opposed any US in Iraq, blaming the western powers for the currrent crisis.

LeaderSupreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei opposed any US in Iraq, blaming the western powers for the currrent crisis, FARS news agency reported.

"In Iraq's issue, the hegemonic western powers, specially the US, are seeking to misuse the ignorance and bias of a number of elements with no decision-making power," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani and other high-ranking Judiciary officials in Tehran on Sunday.

The Leader stressed that the enemies aim to deprive the Iraqi nation of their achievements gained after the US forces' withdrawal from the country, the most important of which, he said, has been a democratic system.

"The US is displeased with the current process of election with the people's high turnout and election of people's choices because the US intends to dominate Iraq and bring to power those who obey it."

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the US officials' remarks who are trying to display the conflict in Iraq as a sectarian war, and said, "What has happened in Iraq is not a war between the Shiites and Sunnis and the main elements behind the seditions in Iraq are hostile to the faithful Sunnis and those who believe in Iraq's independence as much as they are hostile to the Shiites."

He voiced Iran's opposition to the foreign intervention in Iraq, and said, "We believe that the Iraqi government and nation and the country's religious leadership are able to end the sedition and God willing, they will end it."