Shafaq News/ Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) will take part in any "political conflict", chairperson Falih al-Fayyadh said on Monday.
In a speech he delivered on the eighth anniversary of the PMF's establishment, al-Fayyadh said, "PMF will not be a part of any political conflict. I am addressing Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr, who addressed al-Hashd...Al-Hashd will not be a tool of hegemony or oppression."
"Along with the other forces, the PMF is a protector of Iraq. It will not be a proxy for a political force or soldiers for a government or people. It is a party that preserves peace and security," he elaborated.
Al-Fayyadh stressed that "the PMF will defend the state. We will not allow toppling the state."
Yesterday, Sunday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for separating al-Hashd al-Shaabi from the "armed factions" in Iraq.