The Popular Mobilization Units, also known as the Hashd militias, have called for the cancellation of the latest Iraqi parliamentary election results due to the people’s failure to produce results that are satisfactory to the militias, and to hold a new poll on neutral territory such as Iran.
A spokesman for the Hashd militias said Iraq could no longer be considered neutral ground for the holding of such an important vote.
“Activists and other traitors have mobilized public opinion against us over routine political activities like occasional targeted assassinations and smashing protesters, and it defies logic to hold elections in a place that is so biased against us, if we are to stick with the spirit of the democratic process,” he said.
The spokesman said Tehran was a logical and natural alternative location to hold the elections.
“In addition to the sisterly relations we enjoy with the Islamic Republic, Iran also has vast experience in organising elections and campaigns, as well as in correcting the choices of the populace if they make the wrong decision on election day,” he said.
He added that holding elections in Iran will also ensure a higher turnout if members of the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militias decide to vote as well and contribute to the democratic process.