– The commander of the Shiite militia “Badr” Hadi al-Amiri said at a conference in Baghdad that Iran, not the US-led international anti-terrorist coalition has provided assistance to Iraq in fighting the group ISIS (banned in Russia), reports a Kurdish TV channel “Rudaw”.
According to him, “Iran, not the international coalition, – he who, in the war against ISIS helped on the ground in Iraq.”
At the same time, the commander explained that the future defeat of ISIS “won’t be the end of the road”.
In addition, Hadi al-Amiri, accused the United States that their policy during the cold war caused the rise of extremism in Afghanistan and in the region as a whole.
The commander added that the US presence in the middle East also led to the growth of the terrorist threat.
Earlier in October, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson stated that “all foreign fighters should go home,” from Iraq in connection with the imminent defeat of the Islamic state group. Separately, the Secretary of state referred to the “Iranian militia”.
In response, the office of the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi issued a statement in which he opposed foreign intervention in the Affairs of the armed forces of Iraq.