شنبه ۲ بهمن ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۲۳:۴۵ - ۲۱ ژانویه ۲۰۱۷
King Abdullah of Jordan says Iran is trying to influence the Iraqi elections set for January 30 by sending
thousands of Iranians into Iraq to vote and pouring in lots of money. In an interview published by The Washington Post today King Abdullah said that it is in Iran's vested interest to have an Islamic republic of Iraq.
Jordanian King said that more than one million Iranian have crossed 910 mile boarder into Iraq, many to vote in the election… with the encouragement of the Iranian government.
He also charged that Iranian are paying salaries and providing welfare to unemployed Iraqis to build pro-Iranian sentiment. Some Iranians, he added have been trained by Iran’s revolutionary guard and are members of militias that could fuel trouble in Iraq after the election.
Interim Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar also told the newspaper that Iran is interfering in Iraq's political affairs, especially in the south eastern part of the country.
Both leaders were in Washington and met with U.S. President George W. Bush earlier this week.