In Iran and among its branches in the Middle East, today marks the anniversary of the death of General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, who was assassinated by the US military on January 3, 2020, along with Abu Mahdi Almohandes, deputy head of the Al-Shahd A militias. "Shaabi" pro-Iranians in Iraq.
The Rai Allium newspaper unveiled last weekend an Iraqi intelligence document that planned an imminent attack on the US embassy in Baghdad today in retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Suleimani.
It is also desirable that Israel take the Iranian threats seriously, especially in light of the fact that former head of the Security Service, Major General Tamir Heiman, recently revealed that Israel assisted in the assassination of Qassem Suleimani.
On the 20th of last month, Major General Heiman gave an interview to the Intelligence and Security Center's Journal of Intelligence and Security and said that "Israeli intelligence had a part in Suleimani's American assassination operation and that this is an achievement because Iran is our main enemy."
The Iranians vowed to avenge the death of Qassem Suleimani, they responded immediately with a missile attack on the US base at Ein al-Assad in Iraq and promised to expel the US from Iraq, this was supposed to be Iran's great punishment for the Americans: humiliation and expulsion from Iraq.
The Biden government has reached an understanding with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Khatami that the US military's operational forces will withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2021 and that there will be a US military presence in Iraq for training and training of Iraqi security forces against ISIS forces.
On December 30, 2021, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Khatami announced the end of US-led international coalition forces against ISIS forces in Iraq.
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the hasty manner in which it was carried out was seen by the Iranians and Gulf states as a great defeat and escape of the US greatly weakening its position in the Middle East, President Biden also began to understand this.
The United States has left some 2,500 troops in Iraq on the pretext of advising the Iraqi army on the war against ISIS, but the Pentagon intends to use them as a force to help ensure that Iraq does not become another Afghanistan.
The Iraqi government also acknowledges that the Iraqi military needs US military and intelligence assistance in the fight against ISIS, and that the US Air Force is also assisting in air strikes against ISIS targets and the war against the UAVs.
Iran will not give up
Iran does not intend to give up its main target in Iraq at the moment and that is the removal of all foreign forces from it, especially the United States.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said yesterday that "the assassins of Qassem Suleimani like Trump and the like will be among the most forgotten people in history and will be lost in the dustbin of history."
Iran continues, through its loyalist militias in Iraq, with rocket and UAV attacks on any remaining American presence in Iraq and will not stop until the last American is expelled from it.
General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Army Central Command, estimates that Iran could equip its loyalist militias in Iraq with more dangerous weapons like precision missiles and armed UAVs to achieve its goal and attack the remaining U.S. presence in Iraq to bring For deportation.
President Biden has stated that there will be no fighting in Iraq after December 31, 2021, but he does not really believe it or mean it, he wanted to alleviate the pressure exerted by Iran and its loyalist militias on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Khatami.
Iran does not intend to give up its grip on Iraq, last week it stopped supplying natural gas to Iraq to signal to it that it would not give up its political outposts in Iraq and that it would affect the composition of the new government formed after the Supreme Court approved the parliamentary elections.