- Iranian-Backed Militia: Israeli Attacks on Iraqi Bases ‘Declaration of War’
by TZVI JOFFRE, https://www.jpost.com/
The PMF official stated that diplomatic options would pursued, but that military options were still an option.
Ahmed al-Asadi, a Popular Mobilization Forces official, said on Wednesday that the targeting of PMF headquarters at two bases over the past few weeks and the entrance of Israel into Iraqi territory is a “declaration of war against Iraq, its people and its sovereignty,” according to Al-Sumaria.
“Israel’s entry into our national sphere declares war against Iraq, its people, sovereignty and capabilities, and silence on aggression is not a rational position, but rationality and political realism require the exhaustion of diplomatic options with the UN Security Council so that Iraq, its army and its people are in a situation of military deterrence against aggression and drones,” said al-Asadi.
–“This Israeli and American act will not pass without an explicit position on it first: At the level of the state and the executive and legislative bodies, I call from my position as a deputy in the parliament and head of the international movement to exercise its national right to defend our sovereignty, which is violated by Israel and the forces supporting it,” stated the PMF official.