A senior official of the al-Iraqiya bloc has said that recent aggressions against the ?residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq, who are members of the main Iranian opposition, serve ?as Nouri al-Maliki’s down payment to the Iranian regime to preserve his power as prime ?minister.?
In an interview with BBC Arabic, Dr. Zafer al-Ani said, “The Iraqi forces’ aggression ?against Ashraf residents constituted a down payment by Nouri Maliki before a visit to ?Iran in order to secure the regime’s support for his second term (as prime minister).”?
Dr. al-Ani added, “The National Alliance (which supports Maliki) was created under the ?direction and control of the Iranian regime. The faction’s goal, which is to obstruct ?Iraqiya in an attempt to open all Iraq’s doors to Iran’s destructive absolute clerical rule, is ?extremely dangerous.”?