Despite the issuance of the hashtag #Weapons Silence among Iraqis on communication sites, especially Twitter, quoting the call made by the Pope of the Vatican during his visit to Mesopotamia, to denote the weapons of pro-Iranian militias that terrorize the Iraqis from time to time, the latest of which was the attack on the airport Erbil was not threatening the Pope’s visit to be canceled, but Iran apparently did not receive the message.
The assistant speaker of the Iranian parliament, Amir Abd al-Lahyan, tweeted, saying, “The Pope’s visit to Iraq was achieved thanks to the sacrifices of the former Quds Force commander. Qassem Soleimani and the former leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. ”
He wrote on his Twitter account:“ Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad. Without the role and sacrifices of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Major General Soleimani and the martyrs of fighting terrorism and ISIS in Iraq and the region. When the Pope was able to enter Iraq today safely and peacefully. ”
The Arabic-language Al-Alam (Iranian) channel also published on its website an article, under the” trend hashtag “heading, titled” Iraqis welcome the Pope and remember Soleimani and the engineer. ” (The deputy head of the PMF, who was killed in an American raid with Suleiman The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Baghdad in January 2020)
Sniper rifle and assassination
This came, while many Iraqis still remember long months and many stations from Violence, including the targeting and assassination of activists and media professionals, whether by sniping or assassination at night, or even kidnapping, beatings and torture.
Thousands of Iraqi activists accuse Soleimani of feeding some of those Iraqi militias loyal to Tehran.
*) While Iraqis demanded, via the hashtag #Weapons Silence, that Iranian militias should silence their weapons, so that peace prevails in Iraq instead of the sounds of missiles.