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Dec 10, 2021
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Iraqi Shiite Militia Leader Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi: Fighting America Is A Religious Duty; The U.S. Will Remain Our Enemy Even After It Withdraws From Iraq; It Only Understands Force

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Source: Al-Nujaba TV (Iraq)

Iraqi Shi'ite militia leader Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi, the Secretary General of the Al-Nujaba Movement, said in a December 10, 2021 address to Iraqi militia leaders that aired on Al-Nujaba TV (Iraq) that America will remain the enemy of Iraq even after it withdraws from the country. He said that America represents the "Great Satan," that it is a religious and patriotic duty to fight America, and that Iraq must never establish relations with America even after it withdraws. In addition, Al-Kaabi said that America only understands the language of weapons and military attacks. He added that the U.N. is striving to ignite civil war in Iraq.

Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi: "Fighting and confronting America and its lackeys in the region and the world is a religious duty. It is a religious duty, as well as a patriotic duty. The resistance will not relinquish this duty. Absolutely not.


"Therefore, our enmity towards this arrogant American regime does not stem only from its presence in Iraq. No. Even if America leaves Iraq, it will remain an enemy. It will never be our friend or the friend of the Iraqi people. Everywhere in Iraq, we have blood vengeance to settle with the Americans. They have killed our brothers, killed our sons, killed our commanders, plundered our natural treasures, and destroyed our country. All of this was done by the Americans, so it is impossible to even suggest that in the future, if America withdraws from Iraq, relations with the Americans may be established. The Americans are our enemies. This American regime is hostile towards the Iraqi people, and to the nations of the world.

"It is a criminal, arrogant, and condescending regime, which represents the Great Satan in this world.

"Under no circumstances can we reach understandings with it, maintain contact with it, establish relations with it, or turn a new leaf with it. It will remain an enemy, whether in Iraq or not.


"The political means and all the talk about negotiations and political dialogue have proven to be a failure and to be useless. The only language the Americans understand is that of the weapons of the resistance – the language of gun barrels, the language of the resistance’s military operations in the field. The Americans do not understand any other language.


"Today, it is clear that the U.N. is working to ignite civil war in Iraq. This is clear. There is evidence and proof of what the U.N. team is doing in Iraq."

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