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TEHRAN (defapress)- Leader of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Resistance Movement Qais Khazali stated on Sunday if American troops do not leave Iraq, they would be considered an occupying force, as Iraqi lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.
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Publish Date: 06January 2020 - 16:23

More Americans Killed for Trump's Foolishness"US troops must leave Iraq immediately," Khazali stated, and warned, "If they fail to meet the deadline, they are regarded as occupying forces, and will be treated accordingly."

"We tell American [people] that stupid [President Donald] Trump will have more Americans killed and injured," the popular forces' leader warned.

"The US' porpuse in Iraq is to intervene in the Arab country's internal affairs, not to fight against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS)," he stated.

The United States sanctioned Asaib Ahl al-Haq group on Friday, claiming it was an Iranian proxy.

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The Iraqi Parliement's decision came days after Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Deputy Commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), or Hashad al-Shabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and eight others were martyred in a targeted assassination by US aircraft in Baghdad.

Iranian officials branded Washington assassination operation an “act of international terrorism” and promised retaliation. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has stated that the Unites States must await a tough revenge.

READ MORE: Iraqi Hezbollah Warns Security Forces to Avoid Approching US Bases

Earlier this week, Washington Embassy in Baghdad barely escaped a takeover by Iraqi protesters following a series of US airstrikes that killed 28 popular forces a week ago. The demonstrators chanted “Death to America” and even managed to set checkpoints on fire, calling for the expulsion of the US ambassador and American military servicemen from the Arab country.

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