Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar
The mullahs’ regime in Iran seeks in various ways to intervene in Iraq’s internal affairs in order to exploit its territory to be a back garden that helps the regime to escape the economic sanctions imposed on it. This is done in many ways, including supporting Iraqi militias and political forces to control the country’s governance and seeking to act informally in oil wells and ports of interest in the country.
The mullahs’ regime has introduced new ways to influence Iraqi affairs, including controlling and concealing young people through drugs smuggled across borders, and aiming to make Iraqi youth a tool that can be exploited and influenced as the future of the state and its future backbone.
The plan surfaced once again after activists posted on social media sites a video showing the mullahs’ plan. An Iraqi security force on the border with Iran showed the arrest of a cleric who smuggled drugs into his clothes from Iran to Iraq and carried non-Iranian funds to buy mercury from Basra and return it back to Iran.
It was remarkable that the Iraqi Interior Ministry issued a press statement on Tuesday (April 16th), in which it announced the arrest of all members of the security campaign that arrested the Iranian cleric, led by Ali Shiaa Said.
The Ministry of the Interior accused it in its statement of abusing a general cleric in Basra”, called “Kazem Abdullah Taha”, although he is wanted on charges related to the smuggling of red mercury and drugs, and is a member of an Iranian gang working in the same area, according to the ministry statement.
The ministry added that the investigation was being conducted with the security forces because of the video’s spread through social media during the arrest of the cleric, as well as inappropriate speech about his status as a cleric.
The video angered the Shiite forces in Iraq, as Wathiq Al-Battat,” the leader of the Iraqi Army of the Mukhtar, who threatened in a video posted on social media sites to “remove the eye of the officer from his skull and smash his head and his group.
Al-Battatt is one of the most prominent Shiites in Iraq, Imam Husseiniya in Najaf and a member of the Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq, before becoming the leader of the Al-Mukhtar Army. He is particularly controversial as he constantly launches threats against his opponents.