Washington makes the first comment on the crisis of naming a new Prime Minister of Iraq

Washington makes the first comment on the crisis of naming a new Prime Minister of Iraq

01/23/2020 18:22

Washington makes the first comment on the crisis of naming a new Prime Minister of IraqBaghdad today – Baghdad

US President’s Special Envoy, Donald Trump, for Syria and the International Alliance, James Jeffrey, Thursday (January 23, 2020), made the first US comment on the crisis of naming a new prime minister for Iraq.

Jeffrey said in a press conference, “There is mobility in the Iraqi street, and Iraqis have to decide who chooses him as prime minister and does not enter the United States in Iraqi affairs.”

He added, “Addressing the issue of the candidates for prime minister in Iraq is a matter for the Iraqis alone, and what concerns us is that a new Iraqi government that is subject to Iran does not come.”

Concerning the presence of the American forces in Iraq, Jeffrey said, “Our presence in Iraq came with the desire of the Iraqi government and our situation and our future in the country is linked to a decision from Baghdad,” noting that “the operations of the international coalition in Iraq are currently suspended,” noting that “the international coalition exchanges information with Iraqis about confronting ISIS. ”

He noted that “the international coalition agreement with the Iraqi authorities is to stay until the elimination of ISIS,” stressing that “our efforts in the war against ISIS must continue and we will not relent in their war.”

Jeffrey said: “We are ready to discuss with the Iraqi government and agree on the status of American forces,” noting that “our mission in Iraq came according to an agreement concluded in 2014 and its goal is to eliminate the threat of ISIS.”

The US President’s envoy added, “We have suffered 11 attacks in Iraq since storming the vicinity of the American embassy.”

He went on to say: “What is important for us is that a new Iraqi government subject to Iran does not come and the issue is purely an Iraqi affair,” noting that “there is mobility in the street and that the Iraqis have to decide who they choose as prime minister and do not enter the United States in Iraqi affairs.”

He explained, “Addressing the issue of candidates for prime minister in Iraq is a matter for the Iraqis alone.”

On Sunday (January 05, 2020), the House of Representatives voted in an extraordinary session on the departure of all foreign and American forces from Iraq, the abolition of the role of the international coalition in Iraq, as well as the abolition of the security agreement with the United States of America, by the Iraqi government

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