SHAFAQNA – Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, says the “foremost threat to Iraq’s long-term stability” is not the self-described Islamic State but ShiA militias backed, and sometimes guided, by Iran. Petraeus’ comments, which were made to The Washington Post in an interview published Friday, came at a conference in Sulaimaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Petraeus oversaw the “surge” of troops into Iraq in 2007 and 2008, which succeeded in quelling the bloody Sunni rebellion after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
He said About Hajji Qasim Soleimani ” What I will say is that he is very capable and resourceful individual, a worthy adversary. He has played his hand well. But this is a long game, so let’s see how events transpire.” David Petraeus reflects in his interview, the real picture that IS is a tools use against Shia and region to west interests .