Iraq's foreign minister says that Qassem Soleimani works military adviser in his country with the blessing of the government
Ending the controversy over the secret Iranian military appearance near Fallujah

Jun 07, 2016

Oman Anatolia said the Iraqi foreign minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, on Monday, the commander of the «Qods» in «Revolutionary Guards of Iran», Qassem Soleimani, «working in the Iraqi territory function of military adviser to the knowledge of the Iraqi government and its know-how full», ending the state of the debate about the mystery of the recent emergence of the battlefield near the city of Fallujah in western Iraq.

He said during a press conference at his country's embassy in Amman, where being a visit to Jordan, that the «Baghdad is fighting a war on behalf of the countries of the world against al Daash», adding that «elements of this active organization on the ground in Iraq come from about 100 countries».

He said the Iraqi minister that the delay in regaining control of the city of Fallujah from the grip of state regulation until now, despite what he described as »the victory achieved on the ground», due to the «keenness of the Iraqi forces to preserve the lives of civilians, who Atakzhm Daash as human shields in Fallujah.»

Iraqi troops began in May 23 / May last, a military campaign to regain Fallujah, the second largest city in the grip of state regulation, after Mosul (north), which is a stronghold of the Islamic organization in Iraq.

A few days after the start of the military campaign to regain Fallujah, pages on social networking sites to advocate militias «popular crowd» Shiite, participating in the campaign showed, meetings between Soleimani and military leaders in the crowd on the outskirts of Fallujah.

The Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said during a televised interview in the May 26 / May last, said his country considered the presence Soleimani in Iraq that it is «very negative».

He added: «Revolutionary Guards fighting the Syrian people, to fight in Iraq, and carry out sabotage activities in other parts of the world», adding that «what he is doing Soleimani, the Revolutionary Guards in Iraq is unacceptable» by the UK.

In a related development, received Jordan's King Abdullah II, yesterday, Minister al-Jaafari, who conveyed to him a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, discussed ways to strengthen relations between the two countries, in addition to overall developments in Iraq, according to a statement of the Royal Court.

The king, during the meeting, which took place in Husseiniya Palace in Amman, «Kingdom's support to the efforts of the Iraqi government in the face of extremist gangs», praising «the Iraqi army, including his efforts in addressing the terrorist gang Daash and defeated», according to the statement.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs of Jordan, Nasser Judeh, had met earlier in the day al-Jaafari, and discussed with him bilateral relations and the latest developments in Iraq and the region and the challenges facing the two countries, according to the government news agency «Petra».

The two sides reviewed, according to the agency, «efforts to confront extremism and terrorism, which affects everyone, and Iraq in particular». Quality confirmed that Jordan «at the forefront of the war» on what he described as »Kharijites era».
Jaafari arrived yesterday to visit Jordan in a one-day, and comes as part of an Arab tour in the region, including Egypt, which he visited Saturday, aiming to mobilize Arab support for Iraq in its war against the state regulation.