Skip to comments.Iraqi PM tells US to start working on troop withdrawal plan
Posted on 01/10/2020 8:46:21 AM PST by SeekAndFind
*Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating the mechanism for the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq.
* The Iraqi leader asked Pompeo to send delegates to Iraq to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliaments resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq.
Iraqs caretaker prime minister asked the U.S. secretary of state to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, his office said Friday, signaling his insistence on ending the U.S. military presence despite recent moves to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S.
Adel Abdul-Mahdi made the request in a telephone call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday night, his office said in a statement. He also told Pompeo that recent U.S. strikes in Iraq were an unacceptable breach of Iraqi sovereignty and a violation of the two countries security agreements.
The Iraqi leader asked Pompeo to send delegates to Iraq to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliaments resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq, according to the statement.
The prime minister said American forces had entered Iraq and drones are flying in its airspace without permission from Iraqi authorities and this was a violation of the bilateral agreements, the statement added.
Iraqi lawmakers passed a resolution to oust U.S. troops last Sunday, following the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and senior Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdads airport. The non-binding vote put the responsibility on the government to formally request a withdrawal. Abdul-Mahdi, addressing lawmakers at the time, called for urgent measures to ensure the removal of the troops.
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I say I agree with the Iraqi PM. Trump has been thinking of withdrawing our troops for some time.
NOW, is a good time to start planning for it.
Let them handle their own affairs.
And if ISIS returns, tough duck for them. Let them learn to fight.
Sheeeyit. We can be out of town in 24 hours, bro.
Just do it!
If Isis returns we need a test site for new weapons, let Isis fight Iran and trim down both sides as the battle unfolds..
Sorry about the little mess we left on the road by the airport.
Im perfectly okay with this. Pull them out. Out of Iraq, out of Afghanistan, out of every ungrateful sh*thole on earth...
Sure hope we destroy EVERYTHING we leave behind. Otherwise, our enemies will be claiming it.
“. . . to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliaments resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq,”
Does that include the Iranian Quds and Revolutionary Guard?
Groundhog Day falls on February 2 in the United States!
That guy is in Iran’s pocket
President Trump said before that he would want reimbursement for our expensive air base there. That would be nice. We blew a lot of money there with no compensation.
Perfect, works for me.
Trump likely knew this would happen. Now he has an excuse to leave without the neocons screaming bloody murder.
Don't Drive Angry!
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