The Secretary-General of Iraqi Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, defended the armed resistance in Iraq, emphasizing state-building in Iraq to bring stability to the country, saying that the ceasefire with the United States is over.

In an interview with Al-Iraqiyah on Thursday night, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali said that the goal of the Iraqi resistance groups in carrying weapons is to achieve a certain goal, and if this goal is achieved, when the occupiers leave, these weapons will also be abandoned.

Khazali said the ceasefire with the US had ended because its conditions were not met, and that resistance groups considered it their right to confront the foreign forces militarily.

He continued: In facing ceasefire, there were two conditions, neither of which was met; "The presence of American troops and their withdrawal from Iraq, must be based on a reasonable timetable, and second, that the government must control the skies of Iraq in order to prevent airstrikes."

Sheikh Khazali referred to Turkish influence in Iraq and said that the Turkish-Saudi axis had infiltrated southern Iraq through tribal sheikhs and independent figures.

Secretary-General of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq called the Turkish threat to Iraq more dangerous than the US threat.