Baghdad The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh Al-Fayyad, described the decision of the US Treasury to impose sanctions against him as “an insult to Iraq and the Iraqis.”
A statement by the National Security Adviser stated: “The National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, visited today, Monday, the headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Authority and met with its head, Faleh Al-Fayyad.” During the meeting, “they discussed the latest political and security developments, stressing the unity of the situation, and joint cooperation and coordination between the National Security Adviser and the Popular Mobilization Authority in the field of enhancing security and preserving the country and the citizen.
Al-Fayyad appreciated Al-Araji’s position, “regarding the latest US Treasury decision,” stressing that “the decision represents an insult to Iraq and the Iraqis.”
For his part, Al-Araji praised “the national stances of al-Fayyad, the heroism of the Popular Mobilization Forces and their participation their brothers in the armed forces to strengthening security and stability, pursuing the remaining terrorist cells, and preserving their country and people.”
Last Friday, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh Al-Fayyad, and said that he was “linked to serious human rights violations.”
For its part, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the US decision, considering it an “insult to the people,” noting that “Al-Fayyad is an Iraqi national figure and has sacrifices in the country, and that Washington’s sanctions against Faleh Al-Fayyad constitute an insult to the Iraqi government and people.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency