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US using Daesh threat to remain in Iraq: Expert

The United States seeks to keep the Daesh terrorist group as a “viable threat” in order to maintain its military presence in Iraq, says an expert.

“Last time when they invaded and occupied Iraq, it was under the excuse and pretext of nation-building; that is building Iraq’s democracy. Now the objective has shifted because the Iraqi people have discovered that they are not into nation-building but actually breaking up Iraq and sowing the seeds of discord and disunity,” Zayd al-Isa told Press TV in an interview on Sunday.

“So now it is under a different pretext, which is basically stabilization. So it remains very vague and open for interpretation, no specific timeline, no specific timetable, no specific targets, so they want to stay under the pretext this time of keeping ISIL as a viable, credible threat,” he added, using another title for Daesh. 


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