Iran's former Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifard believes that during the American era some kind of corruption was institutionalized in Iraq.
Speaking to ILNA news agency, he said that there was no such corruption in Iraq before, and Iraqi army commanders are involved in the current corruption so preventing such actions is a serious demand by Iraqi protesters.
The unrest in Iraq is the most serious challenge facing Iraq two years after the victory against Daesh terrorist group.
He pointed to Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi foreign policy and added “Abdul-Mahdi’s recent visit to China, condemning the aggression of the Zionist regime and Iraqi government's independent policy toward US illegal sanctions against Iran and even the opening of the border with Syria, was reason for US, Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime to be happy from unrest in Iraq and to take advantage of the protests in their favor.”
“Every so often Iraqi people have demands that they are rights but some inside and outside Iraq are trying to shift the way of protests to their own benefits.”
An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman has said an investigation is underway to determine how protesters were shot dead during six days of unrest that have killed more than 100 people and injured thousands, adding that “malicious hands” were behind targeting protesters and security members alike.
Iraq’s Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, called on Saturday for an end to the protests, saying he was ready to meet protesters to hear their demands.