Day after day, Iranian plans in the region reveal clearly how the mullahs’ regime managed to control the joints of government in neighboring countries, especially Iraq, with which it shares a 1458 km border line, and shares with it many geographical, social and cultural features.
Leaked documents from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard revealed that Tehran has a huge network of direct agents numbering about 32,000 Iraqi citizens who get paid from them, even though they are officially supposed to be employed in their country and not their enemies.
At the forefront of these scandalous agents, the sectarian militia leaders, and according to the documents reported by Al-Hurra channel on Tuesday, a large number of them have tremendous influence within the Iraqi government, especially in the security sectors.
The popular crowd is the gathering point for the militia leaders who were revealed by the documents, although it was attached to the Iraqi army and has a governmental capacity and in theory is under the command of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, but the fact is that he possesses the powers to outrun the government and the regular army.
On top of these Iranian agents is Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, commander of the Iraqi Hizballah militia, who was killed on January 3, 2020 in an American attack accompanied by the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
It is also noteworthy that the Iranian salary list includes Muhammad Adeeb Khamas Mahdi Al-Bayati, the former Minister of Human Rights, which partly explains the cover-up of atrocities and humanitarian violations committed by Iran in Iraq over the past years, most of which targeted the Sunni community in the central governorates such as Anbar, Diyala, Salahuddin and Nineveh.
The popular crowd in the current period faces a major impasse after the burning of demonstrations and sit-ins against it and burning a number of its headquarters due to its labor for the mullahs’ regime, which also won a share of street anger and burned its consulate in Najaf, as well as in Karbala several times. The Iranian flag was burned in the fields of Iraq and painted on asphalt streets to step over passers-by.
Other leaks uncovered a few months ago showed the extent to which current Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is subject to Iran, and the protests forced him to submit his resignation but he is still temporarily in power as head of a caretaker government until his replacement is elected.
Iraqi demonstrators refuse to choose any prime minister linked to Iran or its known clients who control the reins of power.
A candidate for prime minister followed them to no avail because of the protesters’ stand decisively for those attempts, which paid the lives of hundreds of dead of them for the hard stand.