Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Qatar and Saudi Arabia of hatching plots against his government to overthrow the political system of the country.
“Toppling the (political) system of Iraq, not me, is their objective,” Maliki said in an interview with Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen satellite channel which was founded by journalists who left the al-Jazeera news channel.
The Iraqi premier noted that both Arab states are trying to topple his government through financing opposition groups, holding anti-government meetings and inducing that a “tribal system” is governing the country.
Maliki noted that major political posts in the country have been equally distributed between all Iraqi ethnic and religious groups under the constitution.
"Look at your nations and see whether your people have the rights and privileges that Iraqi people have," Maliki asked the Qatari and Saudi authorities.
Both regimes in Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been charged by Baghdad over and over of supporting armed terrorists that target politicians and Shia pilgrims. This has been going on since the US invasion of the country back in 2003.