Spokesman of Iraq’s al-Nujaba Movement Seyed Hashim al-Mousavi underlined that designation of the resistance group as a terrorist group and seizure of its assets is meant to serve psychological operation purposes.
“We do not have any economic and financial interests to be sanctioned by the US, and al-Nujaba’s position towards the US is stable and unchangeable,” al-Mousavi said on Wednesday.
He added that the US lacks legitimacy to accuse others with terrorism. “But it would be wrong for the US to imagine that it could impose its will on nations.”
Al-Mousavi lashed out at Washington for its double-standard approach, saying that the US is a country which supports the killers of a journalist (Jamal Khashoggi) in a diplomatic mission.
The Al-Nujaba Movement had also earlier today announced that it would double its efforts to stand against Washington’s plots in the region after it was designated by the US State Department as a terrorist group.
“We in the Islamic Resistance are proud that we are always standing in the forefront of confronting the American terrorism against the oppressed nations,” Deputy Secretary-General of al-Nujaba Movement Nasr al-Shamri told the Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm.
“We are the ones who confront the terrorists and destructive occupation of Iraq and their (the Americans’) al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorism,” he added.
Al-Shamri underlined that al-Nujaba would confront all US plots in the region, adding that the State Department move would strengthen their determination to insist on their position.
The US added al-Nujaba Movement and its leader Akram Abbas al-Ka’abi, to its sanctions list, the State Department said.
“The Department of State has designated the Iranian proxy group Harakat al-Nujaba (HAN) and its leader, Akram ‘Abbas al-Kabi, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224,” the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday.
Harakat al-Nujaba is an Iraqi Shiite resistance group that helped the Iraqi government liberate territory captured by the ISIL. It has also deployed forces to Syria to help the Syrian army recapture territories from terrorist groups.