In early July former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki made some unexpected remarks in saying Saudi Arabia supports terrorist groups. The question is where did such a position come from out of the blue? As you are already aware on March 27th Saudi Arabia launched unanticipated measures by attacking Yemen and saving this country from falling into the hands of Iran and its Houthi proxies. This change of events disrupted all of Tehran’s calculations for the region as it had major plans for the region to completely take over Yemen and take new steps in its ridiculous dreams of becoming the ‘mother of all nations’ in the Middle East.
The Saudi-led strikes were very much welcomed by regional and international countries, and an Arab coalition led by the Saudis was formed in the region. This led to unprecedented coherence and solidarity between Arab countries considering the fact that the main target of these strikes are Iran that is acting as a potential threat for all Arab countries, and Arab leaders are very much aware of this issue.
Tehran began taking action against the Saudi-led coalition and attempted to form a coalition of its own against this new front with Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and launch a Shiite army against the Sunni Arab states. This was such a sectarian measure that it faced stiff opposition from the Iraqi government and the conference scheduled to be held in Baghdad on July 1st was cancelled and the entire initiative ended in a complete failure.
Subsequently Iran began begging its elements in Arab countries, including Nouri al-Maliki, who proved his allegiance to Tehran in his services during the 8 year tenure as the prime minister of Iraq and his crackdown on the Sunnis.
Iraq is currently experiencing dire conditions brought about by Maliki. He is accused of creating the current security, military and economic crisis the country is engulfed with. Reasons backing these accusations are the miserable fall of Mosul and handing Iraq’s second largest city over to ISIS as Maliki’s troops fled the scene, leaving behind military equipment, weapons and ammunition of six divisions. Furthermore, Maliki literally destroyed Iraq’s military apparatus and was able to sit in for a second term as head of state, abandoning Iraq with an army full of ‘ghost soldiers’.
Early this week Maliki – under orders from the Godfather of terrorism, Iran – accused Riyadh of supporting terrorism. These remarks were so embarrassing and shameful that Iraqi President Fuad Masum quickly lashed back explaining Maliki was speaking on his own behalf and this is not the position of the country of Iraq. Maliki’s remarks are in line with Iran’s policy back when he was pursuing such a path during his premiership, which led to sectarianism and the rise of ISIS in Iraq.