Iranian media calls on Iraqis to takeover U.S. embassy amid protests

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Iranian media calls on Iraqis to takeover U.S. embassy amid protests
Iranian media has blamed the United States and Saudi Arabia for inciting anti-Iranian protests in Iraq.
By Tzvi Joffre
October 6, 2019

An Iranian newspaper linked to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Iraqis to seize the US embassy in Baghdad, in a move similar to the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran during the Iranian revolution of 1979, according to Radio Farda. "Historical evidence has shown that US embassies in all countries, even in friendly and allied countries, are the focus of conspiracy. The US Embassy in Iran is a clear and exemplary example of this bitter reality," wrote Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor of the Kayhan newspaper, in reference to the former US embassy that was taken over and held hostage during the revolution in 1979.

Documents found in the embassy in 1979 "revealed the betrayal of some Iranian political figures and exposed the countless US crimes in Iran and some other countries in the region," according to Kayhan. The author of the Kayhan article asked "young Iraqi revolutionary believers" why they don't "end the presence of the US Embassy in Baghdad, the same espionage and conspiracy center against the oppressed Iraqi people."

Shariatmadari claimed that "There are many documents about the presence of U.S., Israeli and Saudi Wahabi agents, as well as Ba'thist elements behind the Iraqi protests." Iranian media has blamed the United States and Saudi Arabia for inciting anti-Iranian protests in Iraq. Protests broke out throughout Iraq against the deterioration of living conditions and health services, government corruption, unemployment and Iranian interference in the country.

Some protestors have spoken out against Iran's influence in the country and the presence of Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias in the there. Some of the protesters have called on the government to resign. In the past week, security forces have used live fire on crowds of protestors. Over 100 people have died in the protests. Some protesters have claimed that Iranian forces were the ones firing on protesters, not Iraqi forces.

"There is no work, you come to protest, they fire at you. Live gunfire," said one unnamed protester to Reuters."They are all Iranian-speaking in Farsi. You want to speak to them; they answer in Farsi. The Iraqis would not fire at you." The Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) militia in Iraq is backed by Iran. Witnesses at the protests in Baghdad said that pro-Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters. Videos from the protests show security forces firing into large crowds. Steven Nabil, a correspondent for Al Hurra TV news, posted a video of the protests on Twitter, adding that protesters were claiming that men dressed in black who were firing on protesters were really Iranian.

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-media-calls-on-Iraqis-to-takeover-US-embassy-amid-protests-603867
 

Endangered

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Remember this has all happened before. In 1979 with Carter as Prez the jihadists took the staff of the US embassy hostage. They were released the day Reagan was sworn in.
 

OnlyHim

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The US looks very weak in the ME right now due to our lack of response to recent attacks on us and the Saudis. Now we re bailing on the Kurds.
 
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