Iraq distributed evidence of Riyadh being behind Fallujah unrest

Iraq distributed evidence of Riyadh being behind Fallujah unrest
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:13:15

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has handed evidence to foreign ambassadors in Baghdad showing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in triggering the deadly violence led by al-Qaeda in al-Anbar.

Ali Al-Shalah, Iraqi MP and member of the State of Law Coalition (SLC) said on Monday, the Iraqi government has distributed evidence that showed Saudi Arabia and several other countries were behind the recent terrorist attacks in al-Anbar Province.

He said the documents were given to the ambassadors in a Thursday meeting in Baghdad.

The violence in Anbar broke out on December 30, 2013, when the army removed an protest camp in Ramadi, believed to be a nest for al-Qaeda elements which the government said were making plans to destabilize the volatile country.

The fighting later spread to nearby Fallujah in Anbar province.

Shalah said the government has asked the foreign diplomats to adopt proper stance against al-Qaeda terrorists in the international communities.

“Iraq is attempting to hold a conference for denouncing terrorism, especially as Russia has also recognized Saudi Arabia as being responsible for recent terrorist movements,” he said.

Russia has been critical of the Riyadh regime for supporting terrorist groups which have been involved in a deadly crisis in Syria since 2011.

Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest for nearly three years after pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been reported to be greatest funders of the war in the Arab country.


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