MEK: Iran’s Role in Attacking the U.S. Embassy in Iraq
The U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday that the rocket attack on Baghdad’s International Zone near the U.S. embassy in Iraq on December 20th was “almost certainly conducted by an Iranian-backed rogue militia group.”
The attack against the U.S. Embassy in Iraq
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted pictures of three rockets that failed to launch in that attack against the U.S. Embassy. He wrote, “Guess where they were from Iran.”
U.S. media recently reported that the U.S. military had been monitoring the increased threats from Iranian-backed militias that are inside Iraq.
Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq… pic.twitter.com/0OCL6IFp5M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
Iranian regime‘s militia groups in Iraq and the role of the IRGC’s Quds Force
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported that the exporting of terrorism and fundamentalism has always been the focus of the clerical regime’s survival since 1979 and Iraq has always supported this strategy.
Throughout the decades, the clerical regime has trained groups such as the Kata‘ib Hizballah (K.H.), Harakat al-Nujaba, and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq who have helped the regime with its objectives in Iraq and the region.
The Iranian regime in Syria used Iraqi groups to defend the Syrian dictator, Bashar-al-Assad, in the massacre of the Syrian people. They provided funds for these atrocities.
IRGC destructive role in the Middle East
The notorious IRGC Quds Force has been used throughout the Middle East and IRGC Major General, Qasem Soleimani, who used to be the chief of the Quds Force, but was eliminated in January 2020, visited Iraq on many occasions where he passed on the will of the Iranian regime in Iraq.
He was in charge of Iraqi protesters’ crackdown in October 2019, whose demand was to expel the Iranian regime from Iraq by making use of Tehran’s sponsored terrorist groups and militias in Iraq. All this support has been further revealed by the media when it was discovered that IRGC Brigadier General, Esmail Ghaani, who has been commanding the Quds Force since January, has visited Baghdad several times recently.
Iranian regime’s ambassador in Iraq
Also, prior to the appointment of the Iranian regime’s ambassador in Iraq, state-run media outlets started that Iraj Masjedi, as the senior advisor to Qassem Soleimani. Masjedi took part in the memorials for the IRGC members killed in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.
Masjedi has served a long term as the IRGC officer and after the Iran- Iraq war in the 1980s, he created the Quds Force and became the Ramazan Garrison commander in the IRGC.
When the previous Iraqi government fell a new chapter was opened for the terrorist Quds Force’s activities in Iraq where Masjedi played a decisive role.
Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq and an advisor to the Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani has a long history of targeting US troops and the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK Iran), according to Iran’s leading opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
#NCRI and #MEK #Iran stated that the #Iranian regime’s ambassador in Iraq, Iraj Masjedi were the senior advisor to Qassem Soleimani. Masjedi participated in the memorials of the IRGC forces killed in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.” pic.twitter.com/2niwsi1aSq
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 26, 2020
The U.S. State Department recently announced that “Masjedi has helped direct a variety of IRGC-QF activities in Iraq for many years, including training and providing support for Iraqi militia groups and facilitating large-scale financial transactions involving the IRGC-QF.
Acting in a nefarious fashion for the IRGC-QF‘s benefit, Masjedi has exploited his diplomatic position to facilitate financial transfers in Iraq for the IRGC-QF, concealing the latter‘s interest in the funds. Moreover, Masjedi has publicly acknowledged the IRGC-QF‘s role in training militia groups in Iraq and Syria.”
Mohammad Javad Zarif,
Zarif, the regime‘s Foreign Minister, has acknowledged this synergy and, on some occasions, has boasted about it. Zarif heaped praise on the eliminated criminal commander of the terrorist Qods Force, Qassem Soleimani, and said: “Commander Soleimani and I have never been at odds with each other. We have been closely working together for over 20 years.“
“During the time I served as the minister, Commander Soleimani and I decided to meet at least weekly whenever we were both in Tehran to examine the latest developments and make the necessary arrangements for coordination,“ Zarif elaborated. During this interview, Zarif also referred to the support he enjoyed from Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Soleimani to boost his credibility.