With the help of its allies, the United States is sowing discord in the Middle East with the aim of weakening regional countries and shielding Israel, a political analyst tells Press TV.
Ibrahim Mousawi made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday after Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah held the United States and its regional allies responsible for the spread of terrorism in the Middle East, including Iraq.
The analyst added that the hands of the US, the West and Israel were noticeable in the Iraqi tension, adding that “sowing the seeds of discord” in the Middle East is high on the agenda of the US policy.
“I believe the policy of fragmentation and division … has always been there (Middle East) and especially now they want more and more because the United States cannot engage itself and cannot be involved in large-scale wars,” Mousawi said.
“They want to ensure the security of Israel… The only recipe for that is to keep all the Arab countries, all the Islamic countries, any country, and any power … weak and not to allow it to be on its full shape.”
Iraqi forces continue the battle against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group. The terrorists are advancing in Iraq, threatening to take their acts of violence to several Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad.
On June 15, Sheikh Naim Qassem, the deputy secretary general of Hezbollah said the United States and its regional and international partners have brought Takfiri terrorists to the region to fight the Syrian government and then allowed them to gain power in Iraq.