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Pentagon Accuses Iran of Meddling in Iraqi Election

Sputnik – 16.03.2018

US Defense Secretary James Mattis accused Iran on Thursday of destabilizing Afghanistan and “mucking around in Iraq’s elections” by using money to sway the vote.

“We have worrisome evidence that Iran is trying to influence, using money, the Iraqi elections. That money is being used to sway candidates, to sway votes,” he told reporters.

The Pentagon chief, who was speaking after an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, said the US military believed the amount of money funneled by Iran to Iraq ahead of the May parliamentary polls was not “insignificant.”

He also suggested that the Iranian government was “doing things” in Afghanistan that were not helpful to US attempts to end the war there, although he did not give any details.

Iraq holds parliamentary election on May 12, with Haider al-Abadi seeking another term as prime minister.

March 16, 2018 - Posted by | Progressive Hypocrite | , ,


  1. The pot accusing the kettle of being black. Some call this game of being the first to accuse: “psychopathic projection” … accusing the perceived adversary of one’s own failings.

    What the US of Israel does with bombing, threats, sanctions and other deceptions, Iran may more easily counter with some money, common sense and exposure of the zionist world order.

    The Pentagon would do well to clean up its own house–exposing the depraved indifference to human misery that seems the underlying agenda.

    Comment by rediscover911com | March 16, 2018 | Reply

  2. Mattis’s claim, backed by NO EVIDENCE whatsoever, would be hilarious if it wasn’t so truly pathetic. It seems the USA’s “Dirty Tricks team has run out of ideas…..

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 16, 2018 | Reply

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