Treachery, shame and betrayal” … Iraqi Hezbollah threatens parliament and the Kurds

January 05, 2020

The statement also made arrows of his threat to the Kurds

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The political bureau of the Iraqi Hezbollah militia threatened members of Parliament, who is holding a session today to discuss the American presence in Iraq, amid sharp contradictions in the attitudes of deputies between supporters of and against this resolution.

The statement stressed the necessity of canceling the strategic framework agreement with the United States, threatening those who reject this decision that “this session will be a ruling on the political forces and personalities that will be with the people and unity of Iraq, or those that tend to have narrow interests, suspicious links, and national orientations, or Sectarianism, or factionalism, is recorded with a black supply in the register of traitors, sellers of conscience and honor, and our people will not accept any excuse or justification.

The statement also made arrows of its threat to the Kurds, noting that “some Kurdish forces tend to keep these forces for purposes related to dreams of secession.”

The statement concluded with a direct threat to Parliament, saying: “These days in the history of Iraq, we will not hesitate to expose traitors and conspirators against the sovereignty of our homeland, and we will deny them entry to Baghdad and prevent them from dealing with them, and we will not allow their interests to continue.”

The Hezbollah Brigades warned the Iraqi security forces not to approach US bases, starting on Sunday.


Donald Trump vows to hit 52 sites ‘very hard’ if Iran retaliates for Suleimani killing


President says the targets include important cultural sites and represent the 52 US hostages taken by Iran in 1979

Donald Trump
 Donald Trump has stoked tensions in the Middle East with a threat to hit 52 ‘high level’ Iranian sites. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump has threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or US assets in retaliation for the drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani and an Iraqi militia leader.

Showing no signs of seeking to ease the tensions raised by the strike that killed Suleimani and Iranian-backed Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad airport, Trump issued a stern threat to Iran on Twitter on Saturday. The strike ordered by the US president has raised the spectre of wider conflict in the Middle East.

Iran, Trump wrote, “is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets” in response to Suleimani’s death. Trump said the US had “targeted 52 Iranian sites” and that some were “at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD”.

“The USA wants no more threats!” Trump said, adding that the 52 targets represented the 52 Americans who were held hostage in Iran for 444 days after being seized at the US embassy in Tehran in November 1979.

Donald J. Trump


Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently….

Donald J. Trump


Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently….

Donald J. Trump


….hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have…..

Trump did not identify the sites. The Pentagon referred questions about the matter to the White House, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Colin Kahl, a former Obama administration national security official, wrote on Twitter that he “found it hard to believe the Pentagon would provide Trump targeting options that include Iranian cultural sites. Trump may not care about the laws of war, but DoD planners and lawyers do … and targeting cultural sites is war crime.”

The series of tweets came as the White House sent to Congress a formal notification under the War Powers Act of the drone strike, a senior administration official said.

US law requires notification within 48 hours of the introduction of American forces into an armed conflict or a situation that could lead to war.

The notification was classified and it was not known if a public version would be released. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said the classified document suggests Congress and the American people are being left in the dark about national security.

Thousands of mourners took to the streets in Iraq after the strike, including many militiamen in uniform for whom Muhandis and Suleimani were heroes. They carried portraits of both men and plastered them on walls and armoured personnel carriers in the procession. Chants of “Death to America” and “No No Israel” rang out.

On Saturday evening, a rocket fell inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone near the US embassy, another hit the nearby Jadriya neighbourhood and two more rockets were fired at the Balad air base north of the city, but no one was killed, the Iraqi military said in a statement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Gholamali Abuhamzeh, a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards, said Tehran would punish Americans “wherever they are in reach”, and raised the prospect of possible attacks on ships in the Gulf.

Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah militia warned Iraqi security forces to stay away from US bases in Iraq “by a distance not less than a thousand metres starting Sunday evening”, reported Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV, which is close to Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Trump said on Friday that Suleimani had been plotting “imminent and sinister” attacks on American diplomats and military personnel. Democratic critics said the Republican president’s action was reckless and risked more bloodshed in a dangerous region.

With security worries rising after Friday’s strike, the NATO alliance and a separate US-led mission suspended their programmes to train Iraqi security and armed forces, officials said.

Urgent: Karbouli: political blackmail will not confiscate our Iraqi decision

Baghdad / Al-Ikhbaria:

The head of the solution party, Jamal Karbouli, revealed, on Saturday, the presence of political pressure by armed parties to attend the parliament session to pass specific laws in favor of those parties exclusively.

Al-Karbouli said in a tweet on “Al-Ikhbaria”, followed by “Al-Ikhbaria”, that “the political blackmail practiced by armed political parties to force peaceful politicians to attend the parliament session to pass specific laws in favor of those parties exclusively.”

He added, “And their threat to the amalgam media messages is the same arrogant behavior that these parties practice with citizens in the demonstration arenas ..

# political _ blackmail – will not confiscate our Iraqi decision .”

Security media: There are parties that intentionally broadcast false news to provoke public opinion

Time: 1/4/2020 10:31

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Security Media Cell issued a statement today, Saturday, confirming the presence of parties who intentionally broadcast false news to stir up public opinion.

And the cell said in a statement received {Al Furat News} a copy of it, that “through continuous follow-up, it has been evident to us, and for two days, that there are parties that deliberately broadcast false news to stir up public opinion, especially at the time Iraq is going through from the circumstances at the moment.”

She added: “Some disinterested media are trying to shuffle the cards, spread unfounded lies, among them the arrest of a number of leaders of the popular crowd, followed by bombing on the road to the Taji area north of the capital, the bombing of the headquarters of the popular crowd in the district of Al-Qaim and the fall of more than ten rockets on the palaces The presidential office in Nineveh, we also call on the media and bloggers who promote such news to be professional and stay away from these lies that endanger the peace of the people. ” is over

News of mortar shells falling on the presidential palaces complex in Mosul

Baghdad / Obelisk: On Saturday, the Nineveh Operations Commander confirmed that there was no targeting or bombing of the Al-Kindi camp in Mosul.

Major General Noman Al-Zobaie said in a statement reported to the obelisk that “there is no targeting or bombing of Al-Kindi camp nor the presidential palaces.”

And a security source said, on Saturday, targeting a compound in which American forces are located in central Mosul. 

“More than 10 rockets landed on the presidential palaces complex in Mosul, which includes American military bases,” the source said, and on Saturday evening a big explosion was heard in Mosul.

The source said, “The sound of an explosion rocked one of the areas of the city of Mosul, without specifying the target location until this moment.”


Sources: Hezbollah Brigades calls on the Iraqi security services to stay 1000 meters from the US bases

Baghdad / Obelisk: Informed sources quoted the commander of the Special Operations for the Hezbollah Brigades, Saturday, January 4, 2020, as a warning to the Iraqi security services against approaching US bases.

The sources said that the commander of the Special Operations of the Hezbollah Brigades, advised “the brothers in the Iraqi security services, to stay away from the bases of the American enemy, for a distance of not less than a thousand meters, starting from Sunday evening.”

Reuters, quoting eyewitnesses, reported on January 4, 2020 that an explosion of hearing was heard in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, adding that the cause is unknown.

RT reporter : Initial news reports that a shell or missile landed inside the Green Zone.

– Local news agencies: the closing of the American embassy in Baghdad and the siren sounding after being struck by missiles

Local news agencies: A Katyusha rocket landed near the headquarters of Saraya al-Khursani in Jadriya and another in the celebration square


The significance of Qasem Soleimani’s demise


IRGC Major General Qasem Soleimani- One of the most criminal terrorists within the rank of IRGC, commander of the terrorist Quds force.

IRGC Major General Qasem Soleimani- One of the most criminal terrorists within the rank of IRGC, commander of the terrorist Quds force.

Analysis by PMOI/MEK

Iran, January 4, 2020—In the early hours of Friday, a U.S.-led airstrike targeted a convoy exiting the Baghdad International Airport, killing Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s terrorist Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF), a coalition of Iran-backed terrorist militias in Iraq.

The death of Soleimani caused a stir across the globe and filled the ranks of the Iranian regime with terror. Regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei declared three days of mourning for his regime personally attended an emergency meeting of the Supreme National Security Council.

In a statement, the SNSC described the death of Soleimani as a “great blow to the world of Islam.” Political observers and analysts perceive the demise of Soleimani as a turning point in the region and an irreparable blow to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran.

The role of the IRGC in protecting the Iranian regime

By taking a closer look at the Quds Force, which Soleimani commanded until his death, one can better understand his role and significance in the regime.

The Quds Force is a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a military body that was founded shortly after the 1979 revolution with the sole purpose of suppressing domestic opposition and waging terrorist wars beyond Iran’s borders.

The raison-d’être of the IRGC is to expand the fundamentalist ideology of the mullahs through killings, terrorist acts, and hostage-taking. Interestingly, the IRGC’s full name doesn’t even include “Iran,” which alludes to its expansionist and extraterritorial mission. The heads of the Iranian regime and the IRGC have time and again stressed that the Guards do not confine themselves to the geographical borders of Iran and have globalist goals.

The Quds Force plays a very special role in the IRGC and is tasked with orchestrating the regime’s meddling in countries of the Middle East region, from Iraq to Syria and Yemen, and as far as the African continent.

In April 2019, the U.S. State Department designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization.

Qasem Soleimani at the head of the IRGC Quds Force

Qasem Soleimani, who was a veteran of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, was appointed as the head of the Quds Force in 1997 and became the main implementer of the regime’s terrorist conspiracies in the region. But his role was not limited to commanding the operations of the Quds Force. During his years of service, he was effective as the lead authority of the regime on all military and intelligence operations. He also had a great influence on the regime’s foreign policy. Most of the Iranian regime’s ambassadors in the Middle East were Quds Force operatives who reported to Soleimani. Soleimani directly reported to Khamenei, and the latter trusted him deeply.

After Qasem Soleimani’s death, the regime’s authorities and media described him as the “heart and soul of the establishment and the Revolutionary Guards,” which is not an overstatement. Soleimani symbolized the IRGC’s savagery and thirst for blood and aggression to other countries.

Soleimani’s role in murdering MEK members

Soleimani played a key role in the killing of the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq.

Before the 2003 U.S.-Iraq conflict, Soleimani orchestrated several attacks against MEK bases in Iraq, including a major car-bombing in the Habib base near the southern city of Basrah in 2000, which left several dead and destroyed large parts of the compound. He also commanded missile attacks against several MEK headquarters, including a volley of 1,000 missiles launched in 2001.

After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Soleimani expanded his reach on Iraqi soil and used his clout and influence in Iraqi politics and military to orchestrate numerous attacks against MEK members, including three massacres at Camp Ashraf in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The September 2013 attack, which became known as the “Camp Ashraf Massacre,” resulted in the death of 52 MEK members and the abduction of seven others. Soleimani personally oversaw the plans of the massacre. Two days after the attack, he attended the regime’s Assembly of Experts to report on his heinous crime.

Under the command of Qasem Soleimani, the criminal proxy forces of the Iranian regime in Iraq also staged numerous rocket attacks against MEK members in Camp Liberty, near the Baghdad Airport, killing dozens and wounding hundreds of others.

Soleimani’s loss for IRGC and the Iranian regime

With the elimination of Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian regime has lost the mastermind of its terrorist activities, one of the key planners of its attacks on the opposition and the main person who was keeping its ranks together beyond its borders. Without Soleimani, the regime is hard-pressed to maintain its “strategic depth,” as its officials describe its meddling in foreign countries. The IRGC and Quds Force will not be the same without Qasem Soleimani, and the weakening of the IRGC will, in turn, weaken the regime in its entirety. This will further incapacitate the regime in face of ongoing uprisings in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon, where Soleimani was one of the most hated figures.

People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)@Mojahedineng

Scenes of Iraqis celebrating the killing of ‘s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force chief Qassim Soleimani.

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In numerous locations in Iraq, including Baghdad’s famous Tahrir Square, the Iraqi people celebrated the death of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, two key figures in the bloody suppression of nationwide uprisings in the country. Similar scenes were seen in Syria, where Qasem Soleimani and his brutal forces have killed hundreds of thousands of people.

In Iran, while regime officials mourned, the people celebrated the demise of the mullahs’ master terrorists in their homes. In many cities across the world, Iranians also celebrated the irreparable blow to the regime that has hijacked their country and their rights for four decades.

People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)@Mojahedineng

Freedom-loving Iranians & PMOI/MEK supporters in London celebrating the killing of ‘s IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani.

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As Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance noted, “With [Soleimani’s] elimination, the process of overthrowing the mullahs will be greatly expedited.” This is a dream that the people of Iran and the Middle East region have been longing for.

Explosion in Baghdad’s Green Zone, reports of rocket fired


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