MEKIran : Mullah’s Political Influence in Iraq Continues to Dwindle
After many years and massive popular protests, there are signs that Iraq’s political body has decided to break ties with Iran’s mullahs’ regime. The Iran regime’s proxy forces and affiliated political groupings lost the power game in the fifth election following the international coalition’s invasion of Iraq. Cleric Muqtada al-faction Sadr’s won the most seats in parliament and is expected to form the next government in coalition with others, not entirely under the control of Tehran.
Pro-Tehran factions resorted to terrorism and violence
Despite the full weight of the mullahs’ political and financial support, pro-Iran political factions were crushed. Furious at their rejection by the Iraqi people, pro-Tehran factions resorted to terrorism and violence, even targeting Prime Minister Mustafa Al-home Kadhimi’s with suicide drones, but to no avail. Only 17 seats in parliament were won by the Fatah Alliance and other Iran proxy factions. In the previous Iraqi parliament, the same group, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), held 47 seats.
Al-Halbousi, a Sunni coalition member, was elected as the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, albeit with significant delay, to lay the groundwork for the appointment of a Kurdish president and prime minister acceptable to the Sadr group.
For nearly two decades, Iraq became a free-roaming ground
The Sadr faction, which claims to oppose foreign intervention in Iraq, is said to be thinking about reaching out to the US and its NATO allies, de-escalating tensions with the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, and possibly laying the groundwork for the signing of the Abraham Accords. The fact is that, following the fall of the former Iraqi government, and for nearly two decades, Iraq became a free-roaming ground for the clerical regime and its proxy forces and militias, with disastrous consequences for the people of that country.
The Iranian regime’s meddling reached a climax with the election of Nouri Al-Maliki as Prime Minister, who carried out the mullahs’ policies in that country as a puppet of Tehran. Tired of Iran’s continued meddling in their country, the people of Iraq rejected pro-Tehran factions’ attempts to free their country from the mullahs’ grip.