Iraqi President Fuad Masum has praised the activities of Iranian military advisers. According to the head of the state, particularly the outstanding role played by the unit commander of «al-Quds» Islamic revolutionary guard Corps General Qassem Soleimani.
«In Iraq there are military advisors from the US and EU States, so there is no reason not to let the Iranian. From our point of view, of course. Iran has the same rights as the other countries,» he said.
It should be noted that the Shiite militia subordinate to the IRGC in a greater degree than the government of Iraq, play a key role in the battle for Mosul. Their fighters have the status of military personnel. Human rights groups accuse the Shiites of war crimes.
After the recent Iranian test of ballistic missiles, the new US administration is beginning consultations on tougher sanctions against Iran. One of the proposals under consideration is to declare the IRGC a terrorist group.