RNA - Ahmed Abdulhossein, a senior member of Basra province's council, told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website that Riyadh and Washington are collaborating in a plot to misuse the popular protests in Basra to target Iraq's security.
He added that the Saudi-US coalition is attempting to push Iraq towards the anti-Iran front, noting that the two sides have supported certain streams which target Iraq's economy in Basra.
The commander of Basra police had announced in a statement last Saturday that mercenaries of foreign spy agencies wanted to turn the peaceful protests held to demand better government services in the region violent by attacking the public and private properties.
Meantime, Asa'eb al-Haq Movement affiliated to the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi warned on the same day that the US and Israel had hatched plots to disintegrate Iraq, using peaceful protests in the city of Basra.
The Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website quoted Secretary-General of Asa'eb al-Haq Sheikh Qais al-Khaz'ali as saying that Washington and Tel Aviv sought to overthrow the Iraqi government and turn the country into a second Libya.
He added that the US wanted to use the peaceful protests in Basra to decompose Iraq, warning that if their goal was materialized, the situation in Iraq would be the worst in the world and all of its cities would be separated from the country.