The Middle East Media Research Institute (based in Washington D.C.) has released a translation of interview with Ryan Chaldean, Commander of the Christian Iraqi Babylon Brigades.
Chaldean’s interview with Baghdad TV took place on February 27, 2017. Chaldean emphasized Iran’s role in the Iraqi war against ISIS, saying that “if not for the Iranian intervention, ISIS would have been in Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, and Erbil by now.”
The militia leader added that Iran almost immediately provided military aid and assistance for Iraq when it was needed.
Christian Iraqi Militia Leader Ryan Chaldean: If Not For Iran, ISIS Would Be in Baghdad by Now; Saudi Arabia the Cause of Iraq’s Destruction pic.twitter.com/1SkKu9hKoG
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) March 12, 2017
The Christian Iraqi Babylon Brigades is a part of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of various militias created to combat ISIS. In 2016, the PMU was officially incorporated into the Iraqi Armed Forces.
The video was reuploaded on Youtube: