Military Advisor Warns of Plot to Split Iraq

Military Advisor Warns of Plot to Split Iraq  Military Advisor Warns of Plot to Split Iraq

The military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said an "evil triangle" made up of Europeans, other westerners and the Zionists in cooperation with some Arab and non-Arab countries in the region seeks to help disintegrate countries like Iraq to further their interests in the Middle East.

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi made the remarks in an address during a ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist bombing in Tehran on June 28, 1981 (7 Tir, 1360) which killed over seventy senior officials, IRNA reported.

"The evil triangle…, led by the US, started a proxy war in the region five years ago from Syria which is now extended to Yemen," he noted.

Rahim Safavi said the West is certainly following special objectives in the region, which is why people of Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Palestine, Yemen and some other countries are now grappling with more than 30,000 terrorists trained by the West.

The military commander said by provoking instability the US aims to create division among Muslim countries in the region.

The general also said western countries incite war among regional states with a view to creating a market for their weapons, like the bombs dropped on the oppressed Yemeni people by the Saudi regime.

"They (the West) want to destroy human and economic resources of the countries in the resistance axis (against Israel), in an effort to help secure Israel," he noted.

Because of regional crises, some countries such as Iraq and Syria have been weakened and their people are now displaced, he said.  

The senior military official also said Iran helps regional countries, including Syria and Iraq, in the fight against the so-called Islamic State militant group to keep the terrorists away from its borders.

Commenting on the future of negotiations between Iran and major powers over Tehran's nuclear activities, he said, "With the power Iran has gained at regional and international levels, the enemy will certainly surrender in the course of the (ongoing) nuclear talks."