Iran and the United States together against the Islamic state without union
Published on: Friday, December 5, 2014 - 3:38 | Last Updated: Friday, December 5, 2014 - 4:24
Le Monde - report
About 60 delegations were represented at the first meeting of the countries supporting military operations against the Islamic State (Daash) on Wednesday, December 3 in Brussels. But, there was an element absent question him during the meeting, which was organized by the United States in NATO Headquarters: Iran.
US Secretary of State John Kerry did not want to "neither confirm nor refute" as pointed out by the Pentagon hours before: Iran has in recent days airstrikes aircraft F-4 Phantom against the Islamic state in eastern Iraq, especially in the province of Diyala, but these operations targeting terrorist group her "ultimately a positive impact," according to John Kerry's statement, with a clear desire not to destabilize relations with its allies in the Gulf or the year of Saudi Arabia nor with the prime minister of the new Iraqi Shiite Haider al-Abadi, who came to Brussels -msahoba administrator and a representative of the Sunni Alokrad- to demand mainly in the framework of aid rebuild their country and to support his army.
Abadi said he "was not informed" Iranian forces operations, even though Al-Jazeera showed pictures of Diyala province. "We are air missions in Iraq and the money we are coordinating with the government," he said For his part, US Secretary of State.
It is clear that Iran At each Alhalat- not see worse in carrying military intervention in Iraq against the Sunni Islamic forces of the state and to admit it; on the contrary, they are proud of it and did not lie to the Pentagon's remarks. "Today, the people of Iraq is fighting terrorists and strangers along with his government and the forces of the volunteer," said on Wednesday, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mr. Massoud Jazayeri without giving any details of the "volunteer forces" mysterious .abarh can indicate -aly end Soa- to Iraqi Shiite militias and to the power of "Jerusalem" in charge of Iran's elite team, led by Qassem Soleimani foreign operations, which has become "a national hero" and the first coordinator of the struggle against the Islamic state.
Sukhoi fighter jets
This commander is leading thousands of Shiite fighters on the ground by the Iraqi army to fight the jihadists. "The Islamic Republic of Iran in the United States bear the responsibility for the problems of Iraq and the terrorists attacks Daash" Gen. Jazayeri added to refute any rumor about cooperation between Tehran and Washington.
Propaganda in the Tehran regime did not stop referring to the decisive role of Iranian soldiers in exchange for the ineffectiveness of the American-led coalition in the struggle against jihadists. Conservative newspapers have published several lengthy investigations and analyzes about to regain control of the city of Amerli, city 150 km north of Baghdad, or the rock cliff (50 km south of the Iraqi capital) in October. Victories made possible "thanks to the Iranian forces for" Jerusalem "as" by Iran's conservative press. While Asaker Iranians were present in Iraq, this was at the request of Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish officials. "Do not be afraid to say that we we sought the intervention of our neighbor Iran in the war against Daash" said Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in October.
Massoud Barzani, leader of the province autonomy in Iraqi Kurdistan and the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party went even further, saying that Tehran was "one of the first nations who sent weapons to Kurdish fighters" this critical piece of information told her in August in Arbil during a press conference with Iranian minister Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif is not Tkvea by him; but he also Bthith "to meet the [Iran] obligations" unlike "Western countries, which are without implementation". Tehran has supplied Iraq Sukhoi fighter probably Bttiyareha.
Iran in the Iraq intervention is not due to the war against the Islamic state; it since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 Iran did not stop payment Bpiedgaha to Arab neighbor without waiting for the departure of US forces in 2011. The fight against Sunni jihadists in Iraq is essential and the first to Iran; where the system seeks Iran to avoid any risk of infection on its territory where she lives and Sunni Arab minorities. This concern is shared by many Iranians are tired of the memory of the eight-year war (1980- 1988) with Iraq.
Absent another large: Russia
With reaching a compendium about the campaign "will win" but "will last for years certainly" by John Kerry, the Brussels meeting ended with several questions instead of formulating a clear strategy. "In fact Stone attended monologue about the need to combat terrorism," said a European source who preferred not to be named.
Participants always refuse in all cases of military intervention on the ground even considered that Spain and other delegations that "must be supported by a ground offensive of the regular army in Iraq and Syria by the Free Syrian Army," the moderate opposition to Bashar al-Assad. This option is met with little enthusiasm and even a lot of doubts has not led to reaffirm Washington on the need for the departure of the Syrian president.
Apart from the military side, the Brussels meeting raised the need to work for the prevention of extremism and disclosure of foreign fighters and jihadists followed and increasing border controls and others. Participants noted that it is possible to achieve something crucial in the region without much interference Last absent from this meeting: Russia.