Tehran, Iran, May 28
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran will take action as much as needed and requested by Iraqi officials, says Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force.
The Islamic Republic has played a great role in Iraq's standing against the Islamic State (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) and has contributed to the formation of many public mobilizations, Soleimani stated, Mizan news agency reported May 28.
"The public mobilization managed to gain victory in just three days and free Tikrit with only five percent damage, whereas the US freed Ramadi with 95 percent damage, leaving only a pile of dust. That's where the difference between Iran and the opposite side's policies is apparent," the commander said.
"If Iran had not resisted the Takfiri attack, the Islamic State would have formed a government in Syria by now," Soleimani said.
Iran was recently accused by Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has causing insecurity in the Iraq.
Following the accusation, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that the country only dispatches military advisors to Iraq when asked to do so by the official Iraqi government.
Tehran maintains it does not engage in direct battle in Iraq or Syria, but only provides consultancy missions.