Iraqi security forces inspect a crater caused by a car bomb attack in the neighborhood of Karrada in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. A wave of bombings ripped across Baghdad on Thursday morning killing and wounding hundreds of people, Iraqi officials said, in the worst violence Iraq has seen for months. The bloodbath comes just days after American forces left the country. (AP/Hadi Mizban)
The Iranian regime announced today during Friday prayers that the US commissioned the recent bombings in Iraq after the shameful retreat on December 31.
Press TV reported:
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Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader says after being forced into a shameful retreat, the US resorted to bombings to take revenge on the Iraqi nation and government.
“To take revenge on Iraqis for their joy over the withdrawal of the occupying [American] forces, the US commissioned consecutive bombings and killings in Iraq in order to [also] convey that the Americans were the source of peace in the country and that their withdrawal created instability,” said Hojjatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi said on Friday.
The Iranian cleric added that the presence of American forces in Iraq resulted in Muslim hatred and international loathing for the US, emphasizing that Shia, Sunni, Kurd and Arab all wanted US troops out of Iraq.
Seddiqi advised the Iraqi nation to maintain unity and continue resistance to thwart enemy plots.
Iraq has witnessed a surge in violence and bombing attacks over the past few weeks.
At least 78 people were killed during multiple bomb attacks that rocked the capital’s mainly Shia neighborhoods of Sadr City and Kazimiyeh and the city of Nassiriya on Thursday.