An American official: Baghdad must compensate for all war losses if it insists on removing our forces

An American official: Baghdad must compensate for all war losses if it insists on removing our forces

2020-02-05

An American official - Baghdad must compensate for all war losses if it insists on removing our forcesThe charge d’affaires of the American embassy in Amman denied today, Wednesday, the possibility of Jordan hosting the American forces after the Iraqi parliament decided to remove them from the country, while stressing that the Iraqi government should compensate the losses of the US army during the “liberation of Iraq” war if it insists on removing the forces.

“We deny that any negotiation took place between the United States and Jordan to host these forces,” Karen Sasahara told reporters today, stating that “the American presence in Iraq did not bring the decision of the Iraqi parliament until it ends with another decision.”

And Sasahara stressed that “our presence in Iraq came by virtue of the need to preserve the security of Iraq and the security of the whole region,” considering that “the exit of these forces will harm the Iraqis more and make Iraq an arena for the Iranian agenda.”

“The American soldiers in Iraq are considered a guarantee for the continuation of democracy in it and once they leave, this country will be on the cusp of disintegration and ruin, as happened previously in Syria, in addition to freezing its properties in the United States.”

And the ChargĂ© d’Affaires of the US embassy said: “If Baghdad insists on removing our forces, it must compensate for all the losses incurred by the American army during the war to liberate Iraq and save this country from the clutches of the Islamic caliphate,” referring to ISIS.

The Iraqi Council of Representatives, had decided on January 5, 2020, to oblige the government to end the foreign presence in Iraq and end the assistance of the international coalition in combating ISIS

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