Iran warns against plots to plunge region into civil wars
Khamenei warns against foreign plots to plunge regional countries into civil wars. Significant Increase in Saudi Arabia backed Terrorism in Egypt and Iraq.
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- Iran´s head of state and leader of Iran´s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has called on Egyptians and Iraqis to be vigilant in the face of foreign attempts to create civil war in their countries.
During a speech at Tehran University on Friday, during Eid al-Fitr prayers, which end the Muslim´s holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Khamenei warned that there is reason for concern about the tense situation in the region. Referring to the last months increase of terrorist attacks in Iraq, Khamenei condemned the attacks and stressed, that they are being carried out to undermine the democratically elected government of Iraq.
Khamenei touched on the tense situation in Egypt and stressed, that the problems in the North African country should be resolved by the Egyptian people. Khamenei called on all political and religious groups in Egypt to be vigilant about plots which are being hedged by foreign powers, and which are aimed at plunging the country into a civil war.
Khamenei also touched upon the US-sponsored talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, and denounced the talks by saying, that the negotiations are aimed at undermining the Palestinian resistance. The talks have been strongly criticized by progressive Palestinian factions, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, which is warning that the talks will result in an “Oslo2″.
Khamenei reiterated, and stressed, that there are attempts to plunge several of the region’s countries into a civil war, although Khamenei stopped short of pointing the finger directly to, for example, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Increase of Violence in Iraq after opening of Saudi Smuggling Route. The increase of political and sectarian motivated violence in Iraq coincides with the reopening of a Saudi Arabian smuggling route into Iraq, which begins in Saudi Arabia´s Anbar province.
The smuggling route, which had previously been used to supply and infiltrate Saudi-backed insurgents into Iraq during the US occupation of Iraq, has been reopened in 2012. Although it was initially used to support Saudi-backed al-Qaeda brigades in Syria, Saudi Arabia has, in 2012, begun to increase its support of al-Qaeda brigades in Iraq who are aiming at subverting the government of Iraq´s Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki.
In December 2012 as a senior Iraqi legislator issued a warning against plots which are being hedged by Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia against Iraq, calling on Iraqi citizens to be vigilant. Earlyer in 2012, Iraq´s Prime Minister, al-Malali, warned that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are attempting to carry out and Iraq-style plot against Syria, and that Iraq is being targeted too. In an interview with the Lebanese al-Mayyadeen satellite network in 2012, P.M. Nouri al-Malaki said:
”Qatar and Saudi Arabia which are meddling to topple the Syrian government are now doing the same meddling to topple the Iraqi regime. Their goal is overthrowing the Iraqi government. Their goal is overthrowing the Iraqi ruling system and not overthrowing me.”
In July 2013, nsnbc international published an analysis under the title “Scramble for Foreign Influence over Egypt, Between Gulf – Iran – USA/EU, IMF and BRICS” which detailed the international push for influence in Egypt. The analysis argues and corroborates, that Qatar has become involved in the creation and aggravation of political and sectarian motivated violence in Egypt after the ousting of the former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.
Also Qatar-aligned elements belonging to the Palestinian Hamas movement have been, and most likely continue being involved in the aggravation of the violence in Egypt. On 8 July 2013, their involvement prompted the senior Hamas legislator Yahia Mousa to warn Hamas against involvement in domestic Egyptian affairs, saying that Hamas will pay a heavy price for interfering in internal Egyptian affairs.
The warning and call for vigilance of the Iranian head of state, Ayatollah Khamenei on Eid al-Fitr was made against the backdrop of a region, in which a majority of countries is involved in conflict, ranging from domestic political violence over low-intensity warfare to unconventional warfare.
Those countries are, Turkey, which is involved in the subversion of Syria, Syria, which has been in a state of war since 2011, Lebanon, into which the war in Syria has spilled over, Israel, which is providing direct military support for insurgents to target Syria, Jordan, where US special forces are training insurgents who are operating in Syria, Iraq, which is increasingly being targeted by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda brigades, Egypt, which experiences domestic strife with the involvement of foreign actors, Saudi Arabia and Qatar who are directly or indirectly involved in each of the above countries conflicts.Other countries with conflict or frequent violence in the region are Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.