NewsTop StoriesWorld

Iraqi Shia lawmakers respond angrily on Saudi Arabian ambassador’s criticism


Iraqi Shia lawmakers responded angrily on Saturday to the Saudi Arabian ambassador’s criticism of militia forces in the country, with some calling for his expulsion less than a month after he arrived.

Thamer al-Sabhan is the first Baghdad-based Saudi ambassador in a quarter century, but while full diplomatic relations are restored, many Iraqi Shias view Riyadh as a supporter of jihadist groups and an enemy of their community.

Sabhan said in interview with Al-Sumaria television that the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary forces, which are dominated by Iran-backed Shia militias, are not wanted in Sunni Arab and Kurdish areas as “they are not accepted by the sons of Iraqi society”.


NMTV was launched in the year 1999, and is Maharashtra only accredited 24-hour, 7-day-a-week local cable news station of Navi Mumbai airing news bulletins and programs in English, Hindi and Marathi. NMTV represents the state-of-the-art in local television news coverage, delivering on a commitment of responsible and community-oriented journalism on an around-the-clock basis.

Related Articles

Back to top button