Iran Using Iraqi Prime Minister as a Puppet in Quest for Nuclear Bomb?
Iran’s government is desperate for a nuclear bomb and is using Iraq’s prime minister as a puppet. Those are the accusations from the leader of Iranian dissidents trying to get rid their government.
Fox News senior correspondent Eric Shawn spoke to Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, for her first interview for American television.
Rajavi warned against giving Iran the right to enrich uranium, as is expected under the upcoming July 20th interim nuclear agreement.
“The religious dictatorship ruling Iran will not last in the 21st Century and will be overthrown,” Rajavi said. “It defies logic to expect this religious dictatorship, which is the founder of terrorism and fundamentalism in the whole region, and is seeking nuclear weapons, to take international policy hostage.”
She said Iran was handed Iraq “on a silver platter” and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is an “Iranian operative” promoting the dictatorship’s agenda in Iraq.
Watch Eric Shawn's report above for more.
On Special Report, Charles Krauthammer weighed in on the growing crisis in Iraq.
He said that with Maliki in charge, this can only be a sectarian war.
“We were losing the war in Iraq when the Sunni tribes were against us. We won the war in Iraq when Petraeus changed the allegiance of the tribes. The reason ISIS and Al Qaeda have returned is because the tribes once against changed in support of them because of the intolerance and persecution of Maliki,” he explained.
Therefore, Krauthammer said the government in Iraq must be changed to be inclusive so that the United States can once again regain the support of the tribes. "That's the only way to succeed this time around."