Deputy: A meeting between parliament, government and security leaders to discuss the presence of US troops

Deputy: A meeting between parliament, government and security leaders to discuss the presence of US troops

2019/2/6 10:40

Deputy - A meeting between parliament government and security leaders to discuss the presence of US troopsBAGHDAD (Reuters) – The political blocs need to sit down with the government and military leaders to discuss the presence of US troops in Iraq, instead of passing a resolution or a law to remove them, a member of the House of Representatives on the new generation opposition bloc Sarkot Shamsuddin said.
“According to the strategic framework agreement signed between the United States of America, there is a paragraph prohibiting the use of Iraqi land, sky and water to attack any other country, as well as not to allow the construction of military bases so as not to prolong the length of stay,” Shamseddine said in a statement received by the {Euphrates News} Noting that “the Iraqi constitution does not allow that too.”
He added that “the parliamentary blocs need to hold a joint meeting with the government and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and security leaders to discuss the terms of the Strategic Framework Agreement, and do not need quick and unacceptable responses to the presence of these forces in Iraq and statements not considered by the President of the United States.”
“US-Iraqi relations are important and are in the interest of the two countries economically, politically and militarily, by training Iraqi forces and arming them,” he said, adding that “the presence of US forces at the moment is not an occupation but is at the request of the Iraqi government. “He said. He stressed
that the threat of these forces by neighboring countries or others is not entirely permissible, and must deal with this issue seriously. ”
A member of the New Generation opposition bloc that” meetings with his counterparts in Congress and foreign affairs and researchers and experts in the Middle East in The United States, where they confirmed that what Trump recently spoke is random statements and does not represent the policy of the US government, stressing that the government is always seeking to cooperate fully with its Iraqi counterpart in the presence of US forces and their future in Iraq. ”

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