In a statement released ahead of the martyrdom anniversary of the two commanders, the scholars said the terrorist Washington government committed a crime that shook freedom-seeking human beings in the world, Al-Alam TV reported.
“The US and its president well know the martyred commanders were a huge barrier to expansion of terrorism in the region; however, the US never wants stability and peace be established in the region, especially in Iraq,” they said.
“They have well realized that Iraq’s prosperity and its growth and development is detrimental and harmful to their presence in the country,” the statement added.
Therefore, it said, it is absolutely necessary that the US withdraws all its forces from Iraq according to a long-overdue resolution passed by the Iraqi parliament earlier this year.
The statement also underlined the need to support the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), whose deputy commander was al-Muhandis, as the guarantor of the Arab country’s security, unity, and power.
On January 3, a US drone strike authorized by President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport killed top Iranian anti-terror commander General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.