The head of the Fatah Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, submitted his resignation from the Iraqi parliament on June 6, in a move apparently planned by Iran.
The head of Badr Organization Abdel Karim Yunis al-Ansari was appointed instead of al-Amiri.
However, al-Amiri’s resignation stirred up debates among Iraqi political analysts and experts.
Some activists believe the resignation came at the orders of the Iranian regime.
Al-Amiri is the right arm of Iran’s mullahs in Iraq, some people say.
The same people believe that al-Amiri’s resignation is part of an Iranian attempt to put its cards in Iraq in order yet again, especially after the assassination of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleiman earlier this year.
Al-Amiri’s resignation comes hard on the heels of a visit to Baghdad by an Iranian delegation headed by the current Quds Force Commander Brig. Gen. Esmail Ghaani. The delegation also included the Iranian minister of energy and some Revolutionary Guard Corpse officers.
Those debating al-Amiri’s resignation are speculating about the position he might occupy in the coming days.
Popular Mobilization Forces
Some members of the Iraqi parliament and activists believe al-Amiri’s resignation is a prelude for his appointment as the commander of the paramilitary group, Popular Mobilization Forces. Al-Amiri has become Iran’s most important man in Iraq after the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Mohandess, the chief of staff of the Popular Mobilization Forces, in January this year.
Some people also expect al-Amiri to be prepared for heading the Iraqi intelligence agency.
This is especially true in the light of Iraq’s deteriorating economic and security conditions and growing pressures by the United States.
Iran may resort to putting its cards in Iraq in a new order to boost its influence in the Arab country and counter American influence in it.
Source » theportal-center