Fahmi questions Framework's influence
Iraq Communist Party head expresses alarm over ‘warnings’ from international partners
BAGHDAD, January 22 – The Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party, Raed Fahmi, has expressed alarm regarding recent attacks and counter-attacks occurring in Iraq, adding that Baghdad is at a critical point having received “three international warnings,” and questioning the role of the Coordination Framework and its influence on resistance factions.
Speaking in an interview, Fahmi stated:
“Iraq received a warning from the United Nations about moving towards a Middle East conflict. This warning did not only come from [Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert ], but also in similar terms from the British ambassador. Additionally, the American ambassador conveyed another message to Mr. [Hadi] Al-Ameri and [Nouri] Al-Maliki, as I heard.
The warning from these three parties, apparently simultaneous, underscores the seriousness of this message. It seems that the Iraqi side does not have control over the bombing operations that are happening, regardless of the targets. However, the results of these operations could have repercussions not only for the government but for Iraq as a whole.
If we talk about standing in solidarity with Gaza, we need to understand the forms of solidarity, which are numerous, including popular and social forms, done by the people and political entities. But the state has other forms of solidarity, like economic [forms]. If we want to pressure America or the Zionist entity, it must be an Iraqi decision, meaning the state makes this decision and is capable of defending it and bearing its consequences.
If the resistance believes it is bigger than the state, then there is a problem in the structure of the Iraqi state. This means the problem is deep. Now, if we accept the idea that we are a state that cannot control arms and violence, then at least there should be an understanding and negotiations with the armed factions for coordination and agreement.
There is a question: Why did Ms. Plasschaert meet with Al-Maliki and Al-Ameri? This indicates that the responsibility does not only lie with Mr. Al-Sudani, but also with the political forces supporting him.
Mr. Maliki’s statement today after meeting the American ambassador proves that the political forces are aware of the magnitude of the repercussions. The attacks are related to the security and stability of the region. However, the question that arises is, don’t the Framework’s forces have any influence on the factions carrying out the bombing operations?
I believe that the issue must be addressed because the repercussions are dangerous. I think that if future attacks occur, they will likely be met with an American response, perhaps similar to the targeting that happened with Al-Nujaba.”