Fri, April 17, 2015
Expressed the Iraqi prime minister, Haider Abadi, unease about the emergence of a large Iranian general, seen on a large scale in the battlefields of Iraq, in reference to Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
It was Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, were virtually unknown before sweeping the fighters of the Islamic State cities in northern and central Iraq, last year, but the images Soleimani, he shares his forces in operations outside Iran, is now more common.
Seen Soleimani It guides the fighting in battle for control of the city of Tikrit, which was controlled by groups of elements of the Islamic state.
Abadi said in a speech to a forum in Washington, that the images in itself sent the wrong message.
He said at a ceremony for Strategic and International Studies Center, "This is a very sensitive issue. Iraq's sovereignty is very important for us."
He added: "Iraqis are sacrificing to save their country.
Iraqis will not accept that it is as if the others were doing this on behalf of them. "
He said that this is clear to Soleimani appearing while fighting the Islamic State in Iraq "bad idea."
He went Abadi says he spoke on the issue of images with Tehran, which has denied any role in the matter.
He called US President Barack Obama after talks with Iran Abadi on Tuesday the need to respect the sovereignty of Iraq fighters, and be subject to the authority of the Baghdad government in the battles.
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