On Saturday, Abbas al-Maliki, a member of the State of Law Coalition, claimed that the United States is intentionally causing disruption in Iraq’s electricity sector to continue blackmailing the government during the summer season. He also accused the US of perpetuating instability and creating crises to embarrass the government in front of the people.
During an interview with Al-Maalouma Agency, Al-Maliki claimed that the American administration is attempting to hinder the stability of Iraq by finding reasons to spark division within society. He also noted that Washington is interfering with various aspects of Iraq’s economy, culture, and politics, using pre-planned strategies and timelines.
He went on to say that America could force Turkey to release water quotas, but instead chooses to create crises to weaken the country both externally and internally. He also mentioned that Washington has halted all projects aimed at reforming the electricity sector through investment in associated gas.
He stated that the United States of America is purposely causing chaos to humiliate the government in front of the public. Additionally, all projects aimed at greatly improving the electricity industry through investments in associated gas have been halted.
Al-Maliki expressed his concern about America’s ongoing use of blackmail against Iraq. He stated that Washington is purposely interfering with the Iraqi electricity situation to further manipulate and blackmail the government, especially during the summer season when the crisis is at its peak.
Iraq is facing multiple issues, including the increase in dollar exchange rates caused by US sanctions on banks, as well as an electricity crisis that prevents the country from paying gas fees and attracting efficient foreign companies.