The Hezbollah Brigades puts a “single condition” for opening up to Saudi Arabia
On Thursday, Kataib Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia of being behind Iraqi casualties as a result of religious fatwas that led to sectarian incitement in the country.
A statement by the brigades stated, The current government has pursued vague policies in its relations with foreign powers that have raised large question marks … especially that some of these parties had negative attitudes towards Iraq and its political system, and some had a subversive and conspiratorial role and support terrorist groups … .
He added, “The Iraqi government and all political forces should have set initial standards for dealing with foreign countries and parties on the basis of their positions on this conspiracy and not to open up to any country that had a negative role.”
The brigades refused to establish “normal relations” with Saudi Arabia, which it described as the kingdom of evil, openness to it and receive its officials without being held accountable for the genocide crimes committed against our people and our country, sending thousands of suicide bombers in our cities and markets, and supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS gangs and the sectarian incitement campaigns that were issued by its Wahhabi religious establishment. “Officialdom and its symbols are known to be hostile to the majority of the Iraqi people, which caused a wide rift among Muslims.”
The Phalanges continued in its statement, “We denounce the visit of those whose hands are stained with the blood of our people, so we accuse Al-Kazimi and some political forces of submitting to the American dictations and forfeiting the rights of the Iraqi people and underestimating the blood of the martyrs and the injured and affected by the crimes of Saudi Arabia and its gangs, and we categorically reject any openness to this country that does not take into account.” Considering it apologizing for its crimes against Iraq, repudiating the fatwas of sectarian incitement issued by its religious institution, and compensating Iraq and the families of the martyrs and the wounded for what the terrorist groups that supported and financed them caused.
The statement of the brigades coincides with the visit of Faisal bin Farhan, the Saudi Foreign Minister, to Baghdad, where he met with government officials led by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi. Source