Iraqi politicians and rights activists are speaking out against Iran's detrimental influence in Iraq.
They accuse Iran of trying to sabotage Iraq's democracy and inciting sectarian violence through armed groups, Iran's al-Qods Force, and religious sermons.
The leader of Iraq's Sahwa movement, Sheikh Ahmed Abu Reesha, accused Iran of supporting terrorism.
"We have evidence of Iran's support of al-Qaeda and terrorists, for facilitating the entry of drugs, and controlling Iraqi border areas and recruiting Iraqis to carry out operations that destabilize security," he said.
Abu Reesha added that Iran's humanitarian projects are designed for "hiding poison in honey, as they say. I am confident that Iraqis are not naïve enough to allow Iran to deceive them with its projects, which pay a few dollars to make the world think that it is helping Iraq."
Director General of Water Resources Awd Thiab accused Iran of causing an environmental and health crisis by diverting the course of the al-Karoun River and by dumping waste.
"Iran is currently using the Shatt al-Arab as a dump for refineries and sewage water, which has led to an increase in cancer cases in the south, especially in Basra," Thiab said.
Usama al-Nujaifi, a member of the al-Iraqiyah coalition, accused Iran of intervening in Iraq's internal affairs.
"We condemn such interventions and reject using natural, internal differences in Iraq for expansionist, imperialist projects, or in causing sectarian fitna or attempting to drag Iraqis to a fight in the name of sect or denomination," he said.
Al-Nujaifi added that Iran is attempting to increase its presence in Iraq as US forces withdraw.
"Iran's implementation of projects through fake companies and organisations affiliated with the Iranian intelligence agency and al-Qods Force is not accepted by Iraqi Shias themselves, as well as Sunnis and Christians," al-Nujaifi said.
Parliamentary leader of the Iraqi Front for National Dialogue Saleh al-Mutlak said, "Iran wants to turn Iraq into a burnt-out region affiliated with it. It does not want any good for Iraq and does not want its democratic experiment to succeed."
"[Iran's] aim behind destabilizing security in Iraq is to keep world public opinion preoccupied with Iraq while it proceeds with the production of banned weapons and the possession of the atomic bomb," he added.
Al-Mutlak said Iraqis will not allow Iran to continue to intervene in their affairs.
"What are the charitable projects that Iran claims to be implementing in Iraq?" he said. "It is not giving a single dollar without having an illegitimate plan behind it in Iraq. The Iraqi boycott of Iran is the best proof of that. I know that these organisations are suffering from the boycott by Iraqis who reject the assistance given by them. This is reassuring, and I am optimistic that Iraqis themselves will uproot Iran from Iraq before the next government."
Iraqis said they reject Iran's attempts to intervene in Iraqi affairs.
Nasif Abdul Zahra, 54, a resident of Basra, said, "A few days ago, an organisation called the Association for the Assistance of Affected Iraqis said it would provide oil heaters for the winter season as well as medications. However, not one of us went there."
He added, "The truth is that all these Iranian organisations have started to unravel. They just seek to increase Iranian influence in Iraq, and in our turn, we told them that the best assistance you can render to us is to stop harming us and control your borders so that terrorists may not infiltrate through them."