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Post: Former Sudanese Foreign Minister explains the reasons for the US invasion of Iraq


American soldiers near an oil pipeline in Baiji, Iraq. March 20, 2005. Archive photo

Former Sudanese Foreign Minister Ismail: The US invaded Iraq to protect its interests in the region

HARTOUM, March 20 – RIA Novosti. Former Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Usman Ismail told RIA Novosti that the US invaded Iraq in 2003 to protect its interests in the region and protect Israel.

On March 20, 2003, under the pretext of fighting terrorism and searching for weapons of mass destruction, the US-led international coalition forces bombarded Iraqi cities. As a result, President Saddam Hussein was overthrown and executed, and no traces of weapons of mass destruction banned by international convention were found.

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“The American invasion of Iraq was by no means legal.” Ismail said that Washington did not receive any approval from the UN Security Council.

“The objectives were related to American strategy and foreign policy regarding the protection of its interests in the Middle East and the protection of its ally Israel in the region,” said Sudan’s former foreign minister.

He said that Iraq under Saddam Hussein had reached an advanced level of military capability, but that America’s policy towards the Middle East had to outnumber any forces that could compete with Israel itself.

American soldiers boarding a C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft at Balad airbase in Iraq - RIA Novosti, 1920, 20.03.2023

Experts explained the results of the US invasion of Iraq as follows:

Ismail states that the occupation had a negative impact on Iraq and its people: the country’s resources were looted, blood was spilled, and millions of Iraqis became refugees in neighboring countries.

“The invasion of Iraq has allowed extremist groups like IS* and others to temporarily control large areas of Iraq, which has led to the destruction of monuments and cities,” the former official said.

He added that the results of the conflicts are now reflected in the social and economic spheres of Iraq and the security situation in the country.

* Terrorist organization banned in Russia

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Experts spoke about the tragic consequences of the US invasion of Iraq

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