Highly classified documents reveal Iran’s role in Iraq’s recent events

New York Times and Intercept have published classified reports from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence which reveal Iran’s role in the recent events in Iraq.

According to Intercept, these documents which consist of 700 pages of highly classified Intelligence Ministry reports, show how the ministry’s agents and spies played a role in Iraqi politics and recent events by coordinating with many officials in the Iraqi cabinet and infiltrating Iraq’s military leadership and even recruiting sources that worked for the CIA.

According to these classified reports, Iran’s political operations in Iraq, which were secretly coordinated with Qasem Soleimani, the commander of IRGC’s Quds Force, was at such high volume that Iranian Intelligence officers had easy and constant access to all the government institutions and centers of decision-making in Iraq, and in fact guided the implementations of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policies in Iraq.

In a joint statement, the New York Times and Intercept said these documents were delivered to them some time ago by a source that remained anonymous, and they decided to publish them after translation and verification.

The source told the Intercept: “Let the world know what Iran is doing in my country Iraq.”

Intercept states that after receiving the documents months ago, they contacted NYTimes for cooperation.

Receiving such highly classified documents despite all the security measures and the counter-intelligence apparatus of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is unprecedented.


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