UK Official: US Plans to divide Iraq

23.06.2014 – BasNews, Sulaimaniyah – The Head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Central Bureau Adel Murad said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) is an American tool that receives help from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. According to Murad – viewed by some as being close to Iranian officials in Kurdistan – the US is only interested in dividing Iraq.In an interview with pro-Maliki daily al-Sabah, Murad said the crisis in Iraq is part of a bigger American plan to cause chaos in the Middle East.

“Iraqi political parties must be united and not allow their enemies’ plan to succeed,” he said. Murad said that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and former Ba’ath party vice president Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri planed recent ISIS attacks in Jordan. Regarding Iraq’s future the PUK official explained that ISIS will not stay in the region for long, but will give control of the areas they have taken over to Iraq’s Ba’athists. “ISIS only attacks PUK Peshmerga forces in Jalawla, Sa`diyah and Khanaqen areas, it doesn’t attack areas that Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Peshmerga forces are in,” he said.