U.S. Official: Iranian Regime Wants Iraq to Become a Province of Iran

Voice of America News reports: “U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, blasted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq and accused his government of trying to control Iraq by fueling sectarian conflict in the country.

In an interview with Alhurrha TV, Hook said Rouhani’s visit is not in the best interest of the Iraqi people, adding that Iran does not support the security and sovereignty of Iraq.

‘When President Rouhani comes into Iraq, you have to question the motive,’ Hook said Monday. ‘I think what Iran would ultimately like to see happen is Iraq turn into a province of Iran so that they can create a military highway across the northern Middle East that the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps can use to ferry missiles and weapons.’

Hook said Iran is ‘the last revolutionary regime on earth,’ and it is trying to further destabilize the Middle East by reinforcing the sectarian divide…”

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