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Iraqi Resistance Threatens US: Armed Confrontation, Not Negotiations

Amid ongoing tensions, the al-Nujaba Movement’s Secretary-General, Akram al-Kaabi, reaffirmed on Sunday that the Islamic Resistance in Iraq will steadfastly continue its operations to drive out US forces from the country. Additionally, the resistance will persist in targeting Israeli sites in Palestine, as part of its unwavering support for Gazans enduring a relentless onslaught.

Iraqi Resistance groups initiated a series of operations last October in solidarity with Palestinians and their resistance in Gaza, which continues to face ongoing violence.

The groups have reiterated that attacks on US bases in Syria and Iraq, as well as on Israeli sites, will continue until the conflict in Gaza ends.

Nujaba Movement’s Secretary-General Akram al-Kaabi

Al-Kaabi emphasized that the Islamic Resistance in Iraq has decided to remain “Islamic, Iraqi, and Resistant,” acknowledging the consequences and preparing accordingly. He reaffirmed their commitment to liberating Iraq from US presence and supporting Palestine by targeting the Israeli occupation.

Despite the Iraqi government’s announcement of talks with the US for a coalition withdrawal, al-Kaabi believes that negotiation will not lead to the US leaving Iraq, as the US only responds to force and armed confrontation.

The recent US aggression in Iraq included the assassination of a prominent leader of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, Abu Baqer Al-Saadi, prompting condemnation from Iraq’s Armed Forces spokesperson, Brigadier Yahya Rasool, who accused the US of threatening civil peace and violating Iraq’s sovereignty.

“Our armed forces have no choice but to fulfill their constitutional duties to safeguard the security of Iraqis and Iraqi territory from all threats,” Rasool stressed.

Earlier this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said that the military coalition led by the United States, created under the pretext of combating the ISIL terrorist group, will gradually reduce its presence in Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani

According to the PM, “The main purpose of winding down the US-led military coalition’s mission is to eliminate all possible pretexts for attacks on its advisors.”

In a related context, in an interview with Reuters in January, al-Sudani called for a specific timeframe for the withdrawal of the US-led international coalition from Iraq, emphasizing the need for a quick agreement to prevent further attacks.

“Let’s agree on a timeframe that is, honestly, quick, so that they don’t remain long and the attacks keep happening,” he stressed.

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