Crocker: Iran dragging militias (Sadr) from the Metropolis to use their influence to the army in Iraq

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Crocker: Iran dragging militias (Sadr) from the Metropolis to use their influence to the army in Iraq

Post by Bambaboo on Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:03 am

9/27/08

Crocker: Iran dragging militias (Sadr) from the Metropolis to use their influence to the army in Iraq

Focused (Crocker) in an exclusive interview on the issue of the utmost importance, as it stresses that the Iranians have been working for more than a year to withdraw the elements of the Mehdi Army under the mantle of cleric (Moqtada Sadr) and the servitude of the tasks Iranian influence in Iraq, warning that the situation will be Very bad after the local and national elections next year because the parties or political parties, which coordinates with Iran will have a great chance to win the provincial councils, especially in the oil-rich city of Basra. Taking cast (Crocker) blamed on Iran in trying to disrupt the security or misrepresented by the Convention on the track, any troops to remain in Iraq, it stresses that the Prime Minister (Nuri al-Maliki) does not work according to the agenda of Tehran or any regional capital located within the Pacific said.


He accused the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad (Ryan Crocker) as the Iran vigorously pushing to derail the Convention on the security track, which gives U.S. troops stay in Iraq after 31 December next. The ambassador speculated that Iran may strengthen its ties with Shiite militias in Iraq, and to cultivate instead described the former leader of the cleric (Moqtada Sadr), who isolated himself from his followers over the past year largely to refrain from violence. He said that Iran has in its use of members of opposition political groups or opponents in another country for their own interests.


The correspondent for the Los Angeles Times (Crocker) as saying in an interview with him: I think we will see such a situation quite certain groups or Porttha, strong ties with Tehran, while the weak links with Moqtada al-Sadr.


Such, it may mean - the view of the American military - the resurgence of militia activity if the fighters decided that the time is true, because it comes with increased enjoyment of the Iraqi government sovereignty, and the low level of the U.S. authorities in Iraq, as well as local elections planned by the end of January Next year 2009, and then national elections at the end of the year. Therefore, there is a lot of good things are lost, particularly in the oil-rich south, as many Shi'ite parties have strong links with Iran will compete in the elections.


And on the mandate of the United Nations for the U.S. forces in Iraq, which will expire at the end of the current year, said the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, he was convinced that the Iraqi government and people are not to blame Iranian interference, after the bloodshed in March and April of this year, when hundreds have been killed In the clashes between Shiite militiamen and U.S. and government forces during the military suppression of the Shi'ite Muslim rebels.


And Iran - according to the Los Angeles Times - has always denied in all negotiations, involvement in violence or interference Iraq's internal affairs. On the other hand, the Iranian Ambassador in Baghdad (Hassan Kazemi Qomi) in an interview this month that his country strongly opposes the unilateral security Convention ready for the application or (placed on the table), according to him.


The Iranian Ambassador - according to the newspaper - speaking on behalf of the Iraqis, which insists that Iraq could have a decision to. He (Qomi): The Iraqis do not agree on anything Ithelm independence and sovereignty and rights of the legislative and judicial)). He added: On that basis, the Iraqis and the Iraqi government to the Convention look as if they had imposed on them.


The ambassador warned (Crocker) that could pass ((a very long time)) until Iraqis are able to overcome fear and suspicion by the constraint the country. He was very concerned about the issue toward the end of his post as ambassador in Iraq, while Iraqis and Americans, have the patience to provide sources of commitment to see Iraq recover fully from his ills.


He (Crocker), who plans to quit his post over the next year, and to bring himself to retirement, saying: You would not get the bright city Almentsbp on the mountain in a short time. This is ridiculous expectation. He added: things develop slowly, and a matter of time.


On the other hand, the time passes quickly, at least in the context of the presence of American troops now numbering 146,000 troops. The newspaper says the Iraqi government wanted a security agreement provides for a deadline for the departure of all U.S. troops by the end of 2011. This means that Iraq must regain full security forces in less than three years, to form (the cover of military protection of the country) and fill all the gaps left by the departure of U.S. troops.


This includes responsibility for the payment of salaries and the leadership of hundreds of thousands of paramilitary troops and Sunni, known as the (Iraqi people) who were hired by U.S. forces, to enhance the security situation in large areas of Iraq. Together with the decision he (Sadr) to stop the violence, and to send additional troops, the people of Iraq have demonstrated their serious reduction in violence by 80 percent in most Iraqi provinces, especially Baghdad during the past 18 months.


It says that the White House initially resisted the issue of a specific time for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, but the government of Prime Minister (Nuri al-Maliki) insisted on the inclusion of the clause in the convention. In his strongest so far, he (Maliki) last Wednesday that the departure of all troops from Iraq in the atheist-third of the month of December 2011. He said that the extension of the mandate to achieve the United Nations could be difficult because of the strained relations between the United States and Russia at the present time.


The newspaper quoted (Maliki's) saying: that Iraq wants American negotiators can give up their demand for continuing the immunity of U.S. troops from prosecution by Iraqi courts, if they have committed crimes against Iraqis. American negotiators have returned to Baghdad this week's reply from Washington. The U.S. ambassador rejected (Ryan Crocker) to give any details about it, but American officials, they emphasized that the immunity of U.S. forces remaining sticking point the president.


He (Crocker) The thought that (Maliki) was designed to put an end to the Convention as soon as possible. He added: I feel very clear that the Iraqi prime minister focuses on the concerns of Iraqis. He added: not what you're saying Tehran or any regional capital in the region.

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