An Iraqi parliamentarian says Saudi Arabia, Turkish intelligence and former Iraqi vice president Tariq al-Hashimi are behind the deadly turmoil Iraq is facing these days.
A state of emergency was declared in Iraq by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday after radical militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant attacked and occupied the oil-rich city of Mosul.
Adnan Siraj told Al-Alam that declaring the emergency state was ‘inevitable’ considering the dire security condition.
The Iraqi MP praised government’s attempts in combating terrorism and said the results were desirable because Iraqi people and international community trusted in the government.
He further criticized Iraqi parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi for ‘downplaying role of the national army and their sacrifices in combating terrorism.”
Siraj blamed Saudi and Turkish intelligence networks of cooperating with al-Hashimi for charging the crisis.
Iraqi police and army forces abandoned their posts in Mosul after militants overran the provincial government headquarters and other key buildings, dealing a serious blow to Baghdad’s efforts to control a widening insurgency in the country.
Iraq has been grappling with its worst surge in violence since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006 and 2007.
ISIL insurgents and their allies remain in control of Fallujah and other parts of Anbar province, which neighbors Ninevah province and like it shares a long and loosely controlled border with Syria.
The militants have also managed to launch frequent coordinated attacks in the capital, Baghdad, and in other parts of the country.