TEHRAN (defapress) – Iraq’s parliament passed on Sunday a resolution telling the government to end the presence of foreign troops in Iraq and ensure they not use its land, air, and waters for any reason.
News ID: 79806
Publish Date: 05January 2020 - 21:22
“The government commits to revoke its request for assistance from the international coalition fighting Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) due to the end of military operations in Iraq and the achievement of victory,” the resolution read, according to Reuters.
“The Iraqi government must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason.”
Parliament resolutions, unlike laws, are non-binding to the government, but Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi had earlier called on parliament to end foreign troop presence.
The move came following the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander General Qassem Soleimani, the deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and a number of others in a US airstrike in Baghdad.
They were killed in the strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday.