Publish Date: 01/10/2019
Baghdad Zidan Al-Rubaie:
A member of the Iraqi parliament, from Nineveh province, MP Ahmed al-Jubouri, called on Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to issue an order to remove all images of Iranian leaders from Mosul and other Iraqi provinces, in order to preserve the sovereignty of Iraq.
Al-Jubouri’s call came after Abdul Mahdi issued a decision to raise the statue of Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, which was recently erected in the city of Mosul. In a tweet on his Twitter page, he addressed Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi by saying, “The respectable Iraqi prime minister.” We respect your decision to raise the statue of Abdul Wahab al-Saadi in Mosul .. We ask you to issue an order to lift all the pictures of Iranian leaders from Mosul, and the rest of the provinces .. In order to preserve the sovereignty, and Iraqi dignity ».
There are many images of Iranian military leaders and clerics in the main squares and intersections in major Iraqi cities such as Baghdad, Nineveh, and Basra.
Activists from the province of Nineveh confirmed that the leadership of the province’s operations prevented them, the day before Sunday, the unveiling of the statue of Lieutenant-General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, commander of the recently dismissed counter-terrorism forces.
On the other hand, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, at dawn on Monday, to join the Saadi team, the ministry as of Monday. Saadi has confirmed that he is a soldier, and will comply with the orders of the commander in chief of the armed forces. He also pointed out that he was exploited by Baathist sites and pages, noting that he is not allowed in any way to be a tool in the name of those who are waiting to break the law, or destabilize public order, and stability in the Iraqi state.
In addition, he explained that he will implement the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces to prevent sedition, and will present himself for early retirement.
The decision of Abdul Mahdi, the exclusion of Saadi, who played a major role in the battles against the «Islamic State», has aroused anger in Iraq over the past two days, amid questions about the reasons for the decision. Diwani’s order, which issued the transfer of al-Saadi did not mention the reasons for the decision, but observers saw it as a result of internal division between the forces and parties in force, as well as external interference in security and defense affairs, especially between Iraq’s two major allies, the United States and Iran. For their part, some considered that the process of excluding Saadi is nothing but revenge and liquidation of internal accounts.
Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi criticized the decision in a tweet on Twitter, saying, “What is the state rewarding its fighters who defended the homeland? Has the sale of positions reached the military and security establishment »?
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