US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi signed an settlement on July 26 to formally finish the USA’s army presence within the nation by the top of the 12 months.
In response to the American President, the US army will proceed coaching Iraqi servicemen. They may even assist them cope with terrorists if such actions seem.
The US army presence in Iraq began in 2003, when Washington deployed its army contingent within the nation underneath the pretext of preventing terrorism. The remainder is historical past: Saddam Hussein was killed, elections had been held in 2005, which the People known as democratic. The Islamic State* terrorist motion (banned in Russia) began rising stronger with yearly.
At present, in 2021, the People introduced that they had been reducing their presence in Iraq.
Was it an initiative of the USA or did Iraq push by way of the choice? What’s hidden behind this choice?
Pravda.Ru requested these and different inquiries to Boris Dolgov, a number one researcher on the Middle for Arab and Islamic Research on the Institute of Oriental Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“To start with, I want to make clear a bit of right here that the USA launched aggression towards Iraq in 2003 underneath the pretext of the necessity to discover weapons of mass destruction that they by no means discovered. Saddam Hussein’s regime was overthrown, he was executed, and the People stayed within the nation.
A call has now been made to partially withdraw US troops from Iraq. On the one hand, this can be a required choice, as a result of after the assassination of Iranian well-known army and political chief, Normal Soleimani, the pinnacle of Al-Quds particular forces, a wave of protests swept throughout Iraq demanding the withdrawal of American troops.
On the similar time, the People aren’t going far-off – they are going to be redeployed in neighbouring international locations:
- Jordan, the place there’s a US military base,
- Saudi Arabia,
In a nutshell, the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq is not going to change the variety of forces within the area.”
“Is it applicable to attract comparability with Afghanistan? Will this choice result in one other wave of catastrophic penalties because the Islamic State* could observe the instance of the Taliban motion*.”
“It is not applicable to attract comparability with the state of affairs in Afghanistan. The state of affairs in Afghanistan is totally completely different. In Afghanistan, there’s a confrontation between the Afghan, pro-American regime towards the Taliban* motion, which loved the help of nearly all of the inhabitants.
The Taliban* is a heterogeneous motion. There are additionally ISIS* teams working in Afghanistan – they work towards the pro-American regime. As many as 80 p.c of Afghans help the Taliban at present.
The state of affairs in Iraq is totally completely different: there may be now no confrontation between the regime and the Islamic State* as ISIS* motion has been suppressed. Iraq is managed by authorities forces.
What Iran goes to achieve from US troops withdrawal from Iraq
“In response to Western media retailers, Iran will reap the benefits of the departure of the People and work to construct the better Iran with 4 Arab capitals in it. The 4 Arab capitals are in all probability Syria, Shiite Iraq, Lebanon and perhaps Iran itself. Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Syria are territories that can now be managed by the brand new better Iran. Do you suppose that Iran will strengthen its positions after the People go away Iraq?”
“This may be doable certainly, as a result of Iran and Iraq are pleasant international locations. Let me remind you that the majority Iranians and Iraqis follow the Shiite department of Islam.
Iran’s affect in Iraq is robust sufficient, and it grew stronger after the autumn of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Having toppled Hussein, the People achieved their objective – the highly effective Arab state within the face of Saddam Hussein was destroyed.
As for different international locations, Iranian affect there may be strengthened by the presence of the Hezbollah* motion that helps the Syrian management and fights towards radical Islamists there on the aspect of the federal government military, supported by Iran. This definitely will increase affect not solely in Syria, but additionally in Iraq, and presumably in Lebanon.
* Organizations banned in Russia