Full Arabic Interview on RT Arabic Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj92MWIoSxs
Translated Transcript Below of Al Araji's Interview on the 13th on Russia Today Arabic
To Discuss with me here the Recent Military and Political developments in Iraq is Mr.Qassim Al A'raji, a Parliamentarian who is a member of the Security & Defence commission in the Iraqi Parliament and a Leader in the Badr, formerly known as Badr Militia.
MP Qassim Al A'raji:
ISIS is a Terrorist Organisation, ISIS is killing everyone, they have established presence in critical & large areas in 3 of Iraq's western provinces, ISIS has collaborators, Some politicians in the Government also have connections with terrorist organisations such as Al Qaida & ISIS .... But I think that the battle is long and we need all the help we can get from friend nations and not what is happening now in the alliance that is led by the US. The US came to Iraq in a grand plan to protect Israel and fulfil it's ambitions in the region.
Presenter: So I understand from what you have just said that you do not consider the US as a friendly ally?
MP Qassim Al A'raji:
Yes, the US is never a friend of the Peoples It is a friend of Tyrants it is a friend of other imperialist nations. The US operates in only what interests them. If they had any interest in combating ISIS terror why don't they fight them elsewhere why in Iraq, in Syria, and tried to change governments in a manner that disintegrates the armed forces of the region and dismembers the nations of the region by weakening them. Many issues stand out for example we keep getting signals like the recent change of military commanders in Iraq The US had an upper hand in removing them in order to weaken the security establishment in Iraq.
Yes we believe you cannot trust the US, the US is the great devil in the region and its aim is to protect Isreal and other regimes that operate in its sphere of influence.
The US left in 2011 Iraq via national Iraqi consensus, and did not abide by the security agreement signed between us & did not provide Iraq with weapons in accordance to the Pentagon FMS agreement. The US evades & delays supply of necessary aircraft even delays the training of Pilots. The US lie when they claim that they have provided us with arms and ammunition to Iraq. They give little and at high prices.
The Iranian Islamic Republic has a major role along with other friends in providing us support to our military and the peoples Militias. All this was not with US Military equipment it was with the weapons of our friends also the recruitments. While in the case with the US we do not trust their intentions.
The US Left Iraq from the Door and came back through the window even without permission from the Iraqi People or the government. If the US wanted to Fight ISIS in Anbar Province what are their troops doing inspecting Airbases in the South like Al Numaniah Airbase, & Abu Ubaidah Airbase in Wasit Province, & other southern provinces ?
The US wants to come back to Iraq again this time in a grand plan that targets the whole region, to weaken it, to rip it apart into small weak states to protect Europe from ISIS and preserve its own interests in the Region.
Presenter: What is the amount of Aid you are now getting from the Iranian Islamic republic now, is it try that Mr Qassim Sulaimani is leading battles against ISIS in Iraq ?
MP Qassim Al A'raji: The Islamic republic and Its Leader Khamenei opened all it's doors to aid all Iraqis through the Iraqi Government Ministries Mainly the Interior and Defence. The Peoples Militia receives the Weapons from Iran through the Iraqi government. We thank Iran from all it's support and what it will also be providing.
Yes Mr. Sulaimani is personally supervising some battles zones. He was present in Amerly & Jurf Al Sakhr & Udham & Sulaiman Bek and many other areas. Surely his mere presence gathers all efforts and energy to run the battles in a coordinated manner. He is a military advisor to Iraqis, there are no Iranian troops in Iraq. Not one Iranian fighter.
But some people do not complain when the US come to Iraq without the permission of the the Iraqi government or the parliament or the people, They only complain about our true friends. Iran has no interests in Iraq whatsoever, While the US has intentions we do not trust, we trust the intentions of the Iranian Islamic republic only. We hope friendly countries like Russia would also help Iraq and Syria. We thank Russia for what it provided of aid to President Bashar Al Assad in his resistance to terrorists. Yes there are true friends to be thanked.