Al-Kazemi’s regime may collapse .. Report: Iraq is on a date with the October surprise

Al-Kazemi’s regime may collapse .. Report: Iraq is on a date with the October surprise

9/26/2020 11:22

Al-Kazemis regime may collapse .. Report - Iraq is on a date with the October surpriseBAGHDAD – Ayna News
writer David Ignatius said that Iraq is the arena in which an American-Iranian confrontation could explode in the coming weeks, creating an “October surprise” before the US presidential elections early next November.
The writer specializing in foreign affairs, through an opinion piece published in the “Washington Post” newspaper, confirmed that the closure of the United States embassy in Iraq could lead to US air strikes on the armed factions.
And US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iraq this week in secret that his country would close its embassy in Baghdad if the Iraqi government did not move to stop the attacks.
Ignatius notes that Iran was cautious about provoking the Trump administration directly, but Pompeo’s comments increased the possibility of open conflict.
The confrontation in Iraq poses potential risks in every direction, and if those attacks kill Americans, the Trump administration is likely to counterattack.
Likewise, if Al-Kazemi strikes the Shiite factions, as Pompeo demands, Iran might respond forcefully, and the new prime minister’s system, which is fragile from within, could collapse.
A senior State Department official said, “There is a clear danger to the lives of Americans if these attacks continue. We believe that Al-Kazimi wants to do the right thing, but he will have to do more, faster.”
Violence by armed groups has escalated in recent weeks, despite Al-Kazemi’s promises to launch a campaign against them.
There were 25 attacks on convoys carrying supplies to US or international coalition facilities, in addition to attacks in the Green Zone where the US embassy is located, as well as strikes targeting Baghdad airport, according to a compilation prepared by Iraqi analyst Joel Wing.
Pompeo’s pressure campaign began with a call to Iraqi President Barham Salih, according to the “Iraqi 24″ website in Baghdad, as the Iraqi website reported that Pompeo warned that “the decision to close the embassy in Baghdad is in the hands of President Trump and is ready to sign, if our forces withdraw and close the embassy in this way.” We will liquidate all those proven to have been involved in these attacks. ”
Early this year, the United States targeted the commander of the Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, with an air strike near Baghdad airport, while Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif stressed that “this file has not been closed.”

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