The Islamic Republic is worried about its future in Iraq and Lebanon and is trying to share its experiences in suppressing domestic unrest with regional allies.
day after the start of anti-government protests in Iraq, Qassim Suleimani, key commander of the Revolutionary Guards, traveled to Baghdad by night by helicopter.
Qassim Suleimani made his secret trip to the heavily guarded green area of Baghdad during this surprise visit and surprised senior security officials meeting at a government headquarters.
Qasim Soleimani’s secret trip to Quds Force commander, which was initially rumored in a number of unofficial media and has now been confirmed by several news agencies and even the Islamic Republic, indicates Tehran’s concern over protests across the capital – Baghdad. –
Protesters are now calling for an end to Iranian interference in their country’s affairs by carrying placards across Iraq and Lebanon.
These protests are a challenge for the Iranian government. Iran is closely monitoring the political situation and the situation of powerful armed groups in these two countries.
Suleimani told Iraqi officials in a secret visit: “We in Iran knew how to deal with the protests. It also happened in Iran and we controlled and controlled it. ”
Hashd al-Sha’abi and Sepah Quds forces fired at people in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, killing or injuring dozens. People did not retreat and did not leave the streets.
Shiite clerics want the Islamic Republic expelled from Iraq. The protesters say the main cause of all the problems in Iraq is the Islamic Republic and Qassim Suleimani.
Bullets and tear gas fired at demonstrators on bridge crossing Baghdad’s Green Zone.
Tahrir Square, protesters’ attempt to cross the Republican Bridge and enter Baghdad’s Green Zone
The importance of this area is because the Iranian Embassy is located there and the protesters want to occupy it.
Khamenei Called the Iraqi and Lebanese protests the work of the Western Intelligence Service and said, “The biggest damage that enemies can do to a country is to deprive it of security, which began in some countries in the region today, and They take security from people.
Following these statements, as well as the bloody crackdown on Iranian-backed militias in Lebanon and Iraq, most Iraqi and Lebanese protesters, especially in Shiite cities, turned to protest against Khamenei, in Karbala protesters took bloody photos of Ali Khamenei and Qassem Suleimani They hit their “slippers”.
Iraqi insurgents blame the leader of the Islamic Republic and the commander of the Quds Force for the Revolutionary Guards and the devastation of Iraq and the massacre of their compatriots.
Hours ago, burning of Islamic Republic flag by Shiite revolutionaries in Karbala
The situation in Iraq is aggravated by rumors of the arrival of IRGC troops from Iran to Iraq and reports of the relocation of about 1,000 US troops from northeastern Syria to Anbar province.
Muqtada al-Sadr’s hasty trip to Iran and his immediate return to Karbala and its alignment with early elections are also questionable.
As Muqtada al-Sadr joins the early election supporters and does not support the succession of “al-Ameri” in place of “Adel al-Mahdi”, it is conceivable that he has returned from Tehran to Karbala and has joined the demonstrations.