Just as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced a renewed effort to restore unity to his government, the leader of the largest Sunni political group, Adnan al-Dulaimi, accused him of working with Iran to support sectarian violence against Sunnis.
“The fact on the ground is that police and the army, under Maliki’s control, are protecting the militias and are facilitating access to the Sunni areas,” Dulaimi said in an interview.
In a six-page written statement, Dulaimi appealed to neighboring Arab countries to help stop Iranian action in Iraq.
“Four years have passed with our houses being violated and our mosques being raped, and we have been killed, displaced, set aside and marginalized,” Dulaimi wrote in the letter, which was signed by “the Sunnis of Mesopotamia.”
“And you Arabs are sleeping and are not aware and have not moved anything and not even bothered yourself to condemn what is taking place against your brothers on the hands of the Iranian militia and death squads.”