The leader of an Iraqi anti-terror movement warned of a conspiracy against Iraq hatched by an Emirati security team which has reportedly arrived in the Arab country to manage the Iraqi intelligence service.
Citing ‘reliable sources’, Sheikh Qais Khazali, Leader of Asaib Ahl l-Haq movement, said on Sunday the Emirati team is supposed to run the Iraqi intelligence service.
“Has Iraq reached such a level of weakness to be crushed like this?” Khazali wondered about Emirati group’s mission, Press TV reported.
In a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, the Iraqi cleric said, “What’s going on is very dangerous, and threatens the future of the Iraqi government.”
Slamming those who keep silent toward the conspiracies plotted against Iraq, he compared the performance of Emirati security forces to their performance in Libya and Yemen, and warned that they are rapidly implementing the plot.
He also referred to the transfer of 300 Iraqi security forces to the country’s customs points, and asked if the transfer is related to the Emirati team’s visit.
The security forces transferred to border areas upon a decision by the federal government allegedly include several Iraqi intelligence service officers who have been excluded for being loyal to the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known as Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary force.
The PMU is a government-sponsored umbrella organization composed of around 40 factions of volunteer counter-terrorism forces, including mostly Shiite Muslim groups like Asa’ib, besides Sunni Muslims, Christians and Kurds.
The PMU’s formation goes back to the summer of 2014, shortly after Daesh, the world’s most notorious terror group, showed its face and managed to occupy swathes of territory in Iraq.