A senior Iranian security official claimed that the assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minster Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s life was orchestrated to weaken the country.
An apparent attempt to assassinate the prime minister of Iraq was made “a new sedition that must be traced back to foreign think tanks,”According to Ali Shamkhani (secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran),
Foreign instigators were used to create trouble in the past “have brought nothing but insecurity, discord & instability to oppressed Iraqi people through creation & support of terrorist groups & occupation of this country,”He tweeted.
The attempt for Al-Kadhimi’s terror is a new sedition that must be traced back to foreign think tanks, which have brought nothing but insecurity, discord & instability to oppressed Iraqi people through creation & support of terrorist groups & occupation of this country for years.
— علی شمخانی (@alishamkhani_ir) November 7, 2021
Al-Kadhimi’s residence in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone was reportedly targeted by a drone rigged with explosives. According to the official, he wasn’t hurt during the incident.
The reported attack occurred in the aftermath of protests in the Iraqi capital over the outcome of last month’s parliamentary election, which pro-Iranian Shia parties claim was rigged. The demonstrations were marred by violence with the police that resulted both in injuries to both sides as well as a few deaths.
Earlier on Sunday, Mahmoud al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Shia political coalition al-Sadiqoun Bloc, suggested that the attack on the prime minister’s home was fabricated, saying the US air defenses in the Green Zone would have intercepted any incoming drones. Al-Rubaie stated that the incident was a plot against the public.
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