Iraq refuses to establish permanent US military bases

Iraq refuses to establish permanent US military bases

2018/7/23 12:15

Iraq refuses to establish permanent US military bases(International: Euphrates News) Iraqi Ambassador to Russia, Haider al-Athari, stressed that the Iraqi government will not agree to the deployment and establishment of permanent US military bases in the country.

“I do not think this is true, because the United States withdrew its troops from Iraq in 2011 ,” he said, adding that he did not know if the United States had plans to establish military bases in Iraq. Intends to publish permanent rules here, “noting that” the remaining US military in the country provide advisory support, but there is no talk about the establishment of military bases. ”
The Iraqi ambassador said that if Washington really wanted to deploy military bases in the country, The Iraqi government will say no.
“The Iraqi government has repeatedly said that we do not have any American bases. We are starting from the fact that Iraq’s sovereignty is a first priority, so the decision to have military bases is taken only by the government, not by others,” he said. is over

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