After the recent rocket attack on Camp Liberty, and the promise of a second attack, it is necessary that the residents of Liberty immediately return to Ashraf.
International Arabic language newspapers of Al Hayat and Asharq-al-Awsat on Monday February 25 published interviews with Mullah Vasegh Albattat, leader of “Iraqi Hezbollah” and “Army of Al-Mokhtar” who is in Najaf, Iraq. He stressed in these interviews that he was under the command of the mullahs’ regime Supreme Leader and promised more attacks on the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI).
Iraqi Hezbollah Part of Mullahs Revolutionary Guards
These interviews clearly show that the Iraqi Hezbollah and Albattat are part of the mullahs’ regime Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is under the command of Khamenei, and operate in coordination with Maliki’s government.
In this interview, Albattat “promised he would inflict a second crippling blow on PMOI and stressed that we consider striking and killing them as a religious and ethical duty and we would target them again in the near future.”
These newspapers quoted him as saying “I am faithful to the line of Vali-e-Faqih (Supreme Leader) that Mr. Khamenei represents and Hezbollah is a follower of Khamenei and we are committed to him as our leader and refer to him for military and political issues. All of Hezbollah branches across the world are in touch with the office of the Supreme Leader and Mr. Khamenei. I am regional representative of Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Al-Alawi Al-Gorgani whose permanent residence is in Qom and I am the director of his office in Najaf.”
He emphasized: His group will target “those who want to distance Shia from the State” and promised a strong response to Kurds and Kuwait “if they want to spread in the Iraqi territory.”
Albattat said “he has got Master’s of military science from Tehran University,” “has executed 1200 operations against Americans” and “has inflicted blows to Kuwait’s Bandar Mubarak.” He acknowledged he “was in touch with Al-Qaeda from the past and this relationship continues till now. We occasionally contact them to get information against some money and they would provide it to us.” These statements clearly show that Al-Qaeda has no existence in Iraq without the Iranian regime and the terrorist Quds Force.
Iran Aims To Capture Saudia Arabia, Kuwait
Meanwhile, mullahs’ regime sites declared that Vasegh Albattat “has threatened Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other dictators in the region” that “we intend to capture the Saudi Kingdom and pray in Haramein Al-Sharif. He stressed that the Army of Al-Mokhtar would support the central government in fighting corruption and countering terrorist groups and Al-Qaeda and what is called Iraqi Free Army.” (Asr Emrooz – February 25)
These statements clearly show the goal of forcible displacement of Ashraf residents to Liberty was their annihilation and today their protection and safety is top priority. To prevent further catastrophes, the only immediate and available option is their transfer to Ashraf, and the US and UN should focus all their efforts to this end. Any delay in doing so under whatever pretext, is unacceptable because a repeat of the catastrophe and a fourth massacre is quite possible at any moment, and no excuse from the US or the UN or any other party will be acceptable.
Kataeb Hezbollah Death Squads, Quds Agents
The Iranian resistance announced on February 13 that the decision to attack Liberty with rockets was made in the mullahs’ National Supreme Security Council, ordered by Khamenei. Carrying out the operation and coordination with the Iraqi government was given to the terrorist Quds Force and the Iranian regime’s Embassy in Baghdad. The operating group was from “Kataeb Hezbollah” death squads and Quds agents. These squads were created by the mullahs’ regime and in coordination with the Iraqi government, target intended subjects of the regime in Iraq.
Jaish Al-Mokhtar announced its creation on February 4, five days prior to the missile attack, had a military parade in Sana’e club in Baghdad a few hours after, and army and police provided their security (Iraqi media and news agencies). The name Mokhtar (symbol of revenge) is a reference to Maliki.
Asharq-Al-Awsat wrote on February 11: “In slogans that were shouted in support of Maliki by groups associated with him, they describe Maliki as ‘Mokhtar of the time.’“