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Iraqis must fight sectarianism

The aim of this terror campaign is to weaken and to destabilize Iraq to divide it into sectarian entities and the plan is that parts of it shall fall under the control of Saudis and other territories fall under the Turkish control.

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Press TV has talked with Saeb Shaath, an author and Middle East expert from London, to ask his opinions regarding the sharp rise in acts of violence across Iraq.

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Below you are provided with an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Mr. Shaath thank you so much for being with us. Why do you think that we are seeing this continual increase in violence in Iraq

Shaath: We noticed that in today’s killing, they targeted the school kids as well as the pilgrims …even they opened fire on the pilgrims on their way to their holy sites.

They kill hundreds of innocent Iraqi people on a weekly basis. This terror gangs are trained and sponsored by Turkey and Saudi Arabia, who are puppets, at the end of the day, of the United States and Israel.

They are using their weapons and money and the media support as well, to promote sectarian war in Iraq.

The aim of this terror campaign is to weaken and to destabilize Iraq to divide it into sectarian entities and the plan is that parts of it shall fall under the control of Saudis and other territories fall under the Turkish control.

Meanwhile the sectarian entities continue fighting among each other to destroy what is left of Iraq to weaken it and to divide it more, and its wealth would be looted by the Western multinational monopolists, oil monopolists, or Turkey and Israel.

The Al Saud family thinks that by using such a scenario they will control Iraq and secure their throne in Saudi Arabia.

The sad fact of all of that is that there are some Iraqi politicians who know about this scenario and still do nothing to stop it. Some are supporting it, using their ugly sectarian rhetoric in there.

Press TV: Mr. Shaath, I am sorry we are limited in time but what will it take, in your perspective, to turn all of this around as we are continuing to see this deterioration of the situation now?

Shaath: It will take the people of Iraq as well as the people of the area. The resistance forces have to work together fast, to stop the butchering of the nation by the evil imperialist reactionary alliance.

The alliance, they have to know, includes Turkey, Saudi Arabia, CIA, Israel and some other entities as well in the area, and they are trying to spread this destruction not just to Iraq or Syria, [but] across the area, across the Islamic (Muslim) World.

So the people of Iraq and the Resistance have to work now hand in hand to stop and defeat such alliance, the evil alliance.

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Zionist entity ‘Israel’ fabricating fictitious victories in South Lebanon.

Shaath, said “there is a complete paralysis in northern occupied Palestine, as identified by and stated by the former Zionist entity Minister of Security Avigdor Lieberman. Who said “Nasrallah’s Statement it meant, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”

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Zionists occupation army falsely claim a “victory” against the resistance to psych up its forces. Lebanese Hezbollah stated that Zionist entity ‘Israel’ claim about border clashes aims to fabricate fictitious victories.

Lebanon’s prime minister warns sternly about potential escalation in the aftermath of a recent ‘Israeli’ border incursion, saying the occupying regime is trying to manipulate the rules of engagement with the country.

“The enemy is trying to change the rules of battle with Lebanon,” Hassan Diab tweeted on Tuesday. “I call for caution in coming days because I fear the situation will deteriorate in light of heightened tensions on our border,” he added.

Saeb Sha’ath, an author and Middle East political expert said in an interview with Press TV: there is a complete paralysis in northern occupied Palestine, as identified by and stated by the former Zionist entity Minister of Security Avigdor Lieberman. Who said “Nasrallah’s Statement it meant, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”

  Sha’ath added  “As a result of this tension,  a military vehicle crashed in the Shebaa Farms,  killing of one soldier and wounding another.  Actually yesterday the Zionist occupation army clashed with shadows   “the shadows of the resistance fighters .”.

Sha’ath said “the panic swept the political, military, security, inelegance and the media circles  within the Zionist entity after the announced  position in Hizballah’s  statement.”

Martyr Ali Kamel Mohsen

A day earlier, Zionist entity ‘Israel’ fired dozens of shells into Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms, which Tel Aviv has occupied since 1967. A Reuters’ witness counted dozens of Israeli shells hitting the occupied area.

The Zionist regime claimed it launched the attack after an attempt by Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement to “infiltrate” into the occupied territories.

The movement has roundly rejected the claim, saying the Zionist regime has come up with the account to falsely claim a “victory” against the resistance and try to psych up its forces.

‘Nasrallah dictating agenda to Israel’

Addressing the recent developments, Amiram Levin, former commander of the Zionist ‘Israeli’ military’s Northern Command, said “It is [Hezbollah’s Secretary General Seyyed Hassan] Nasrallah that dictates the agenda to ‘Israel’.” Nasrallah, he cited the case of the ‘Israeli’ occupation forces incursion — that came with apparently no provocation on the part of Hezbollah — as an instance of the regime going off half-cocked due to its fear of the resistance group. “The security incident of the last day is shameful,” Levin said.

Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, meanwhile, acknowledged the regime’s fearfulness of Hezbollah. He attributed the trigger-readiness of the  Zionist regime’s forces to the Zionist entity’s  assassination of Ali Mohsen, a Hezbollah member near the Syrian capital Damascus last Monday. The atrocity warranted outspoken warnings from the resistance movements.

Lieberman said the entire northern part of the territories that are under ‘Israeli’ occupation have become “crippled” since the assassination of Ali Kamel Mohsen, who was martyred during the latest Zionist ‘occupation aggression against Syria that was staged from the Tel Aviv-occupied Golan Heights.

Although Hezbollah has said it reserves the right to retaliate for the atrocity, the movement asserted on Monday that “the answer to the martyrdom of [our] brother,  Ali Kamel Mohsen, in the vicinity of Damascus airport has not been given yet.”

“Zionist occupiers must still wait for that answer and their punishment at the hands of the resistance forces,” it added, refuting Tel Aviv’s claims that it tried to strike the occupied territories in an act of revenge.

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Iran will restore commitments to ‘JCPOA’ nuclear deal when its interests are met.

Shaath: The US alliance want to see a failing state that they can control, to loot Iran and put it under their control. And, to stop Iran from becoming a strong state, who can help the region to develop, this is the strategic aim; which we all can see, as well the leadership of Iran can see it

Tehran has never severed ties with the IAEA

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The Islamic Republic will continue its peaceful nuclear program according to the terms of agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since Tehran sees the peaceful use of nuclear energy as an inalienable right of the nation, says a senior Foreign Ministry official. Press TV interviewed Saeb Shaath, Mid East political expert to discuss the issues.

Shaath: Iran’s leadership understands that from day one of the Iranian revolution throwing out the Sha tyrannical regime and the US forces and Zionists with their reactionary forces in the region, they joined forces together to destabilise the new sovereign Islamic state, which the people of Iran brought to power.

 The US alliance want to see a failing state that they can control, to loot Iran and put it under their control. And, to stop Iran from becoming a strong state, who can help the region to develop, this is the strategic aim; which we all can see, as well the leadership of Iran can see it.         

So, we see the western and Israeli intelligence services, are waging covert and overt operations inside Iran sabotaging and assassinating of scientists, starting lots of troubles in the country and as well waging underground asymmetric warfare.

The leadership of Iran understands well why the USA and the Zionist entity ‘Israel’ are doing so.

We can see that the United States, is acting as a rogue state, since Trump’s administration arrived to office, it started to pull the USA out of many international commitments, one of them is the Iranian peaceful nuclear program, that to serve the interests of the USA and some others.

Iran understands that peaceful use of nuclear energy is an inalienable right for the country; since the Iranians are insisting, that if they to continue with their commitments, the terms of agreement with (IAEA) have to be meet.  For Iran, that means Trump’s administration not to impose these “toughest ever” sanctions against Iran, and to retract from them and to listen to the international community, to the UN Security Council which supported such a deal.

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