Director of al-Hashed al-Shaabi office in Kirkuk Mohammed Zain al-Abedine al-Mousavi announced Washington has brought Israeli drones into Iraq soil.
Speaking to ILNA news agency, he said that our position is the same as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis's viewpoint, and we repeat that it was Israel and the US that bombed our bases.
Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units [PMU], also known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi announced that the ‘Israeli’ occupation carried out a deadly drone attack on Sunday close to the border with Syria in the town of al-Qaim.
"We are waiting for permission to hit the US military bases in Iraq." adding that "Hashd al-Shaabi is ready for any action and we use all means for mutual response to Israel attacks."
He refers to Israel foreign minister Israel Katz comment and said "He is lying and we know it very well and the statement of Abu Mahdi proves our comments."
"If Abu Mahdi orders, we will not wait for government permission because of Islamic groups will never wait for an official announcement."
“As part of the string of Zionist attacks on Iraq, the evil ‘Israeli’ crows have returned to target the Hashd al-Shaabi, this time with two drones inside Iraqi territory,” the PMU said in a statement.
Earlier last week, second-in-command of the PMU Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis blamed the US and the Zionist entity for recent explosions at the group’s bases in the Arab country.
“We have evidence that shows the US has brought four ‘Israeli’ drones into Iraq,” he said, adding, the Americans “are using the drones to target the PMU and Iraqi bases, rather than targeting the Daesh” terrorist group.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed at Israel's involvement in the attacks against Iranian targets in Iraq.