announced it will pursue legal action against a senior IMIS unit deputy leader
who called for the immediate disbandment of the Iraqi Army.Deputy Harakat al-Nujaba head Yousif al-Nasri called for the army‘s immediate
dissolution "because they are useless,” al-Nasri said in a Monday interview on Iraqi television channel al-Itijah. “Soldiers are getting
paid to flee once any fight or tensions arises anywhere in Iraq,” he added.Iraq’s defense ministry confirmed plans to pursue legal action against al-Nasri
in a Wednesday statement, condemning his
“harsh and hateful” comments towards the army.“We will take legal action against al-Nasri for his inappropriate comments,” it
said.Harakat al-Nujaba part of Iran-backed militias were designated a terror
organization by the US in March 2019.Nasr al-Shimari, Harakat al-Nujaba spokesperson and deputy secretary general,
released a statement on Wednesday claiming that footage of the interview had
been manipulated to create al-Nasri’s
disparaging Iraqi Army remarks.
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