The Iraqi National Assembly held a special meeting on Friday and adopted a resolution on ending the presence of foreign troops. The Iraqi National Assembly has issued a \"guest order\" since the U.S. military launched its war in Iraq in 2003. Will the U.S. Army easily roll over and go home?
Iraq's National Assembly issued a statement on the same day saying that the meeting was chaired by the President of the Iraqi National Assembly, Mohamed al-Habsi,172 members of parliament, and that the caretaker Prime Minister, Abdel-Mayhdi, also attended the meeting.
U.S. withdrawal from Iraq is in Iraq's and U.S. interests and cannot make Iraq a stage for conflict or war, Iraq's caretaker prime minister said at the meeting. Iraqi government should use foreign minister as its representative to complain to the United Nations and the Security Council about the serious violation of Iraq's sovereignty.
Iraq's National Assembly resolution says the Iraqi government has cancelled a previous request for assistance to the League of Nations in fighting the extremist group Islamic State. The Government of Iraq shall endeavour to put an end to the presence of any foreign army in its territory and prohibit the use of Iraqi territorial land, territorial waters and airspace by foreign forces for any reason.
Following the adoption of the resolution, Iraq's militia armed senior Kaz Hazari stated that their presence would be considered an occupation if the United States military would not withdraw from Iraq.
Trump told the media on Air Force One that evening that if the U.S. troops were expelled from Iraq, sanctions against Iraq would be \"unprecedented \". Trump said:\" We have a very expensive airbase there. Its construction cost billions of dollars, we will not leave unless the Iraqi side reimburses the related expenses. \".
Separately, U.S. State Department spokesman Morgan Ortega issued a statement calling on Iraqi leaders to reassess economic and security ties between the U.S. and Iraq, as well as the need for the international coalition to continue to fight the extremist group Islamic State.
About 5,000 U.S. military personnel are now based in Iraq. Iran and the United States have been fighting for influence in Iraq since the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. Under the status-of-forces agreement signed between the u.s. and iraq in 2008, u.s. troops in iraq should complete their withdrawal by the end of 2011, when only a small number of u.s. troops were left at the u.s. embassy in iraq. In 2014, the extremist group Islamic State swept through large swaths of western and northern Iraq, and the United States began to increase its presence in Iraq. In December 2017, Iraq declared a historic victory against the extremist group Islamic State.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister John Johnson have called on Baghdad to continue supporting an international coalition against the extremist group Islamic State after the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution.
Local time 6, the official website of the French government issued a joint statement between Germany, France and Britain, said the parties are in urgent need to ease the conflict. The statement calls on all parties to exercise restraint and maximum responsibility. The statement said Germany, France and Britain would continue to honour their commitment to fight the extremist group Islamic State, which remains a top priority for the three countries, and urged Iraqi authorities to continue to provide all necessary support to the international alliance.
On January 6, the Los Angeles Times, in an article entitled “Iraq ' s Voting to Expel US Forces is Iran ' s True Victory,” wrote that, after the killing of General Sulaimani, Iran launched a devastating retaliatory attack on the United States without firing. Using democratic procedures, Iraq voted to expel U. S. troops from Iraq. In this way, Iran may have effectively won the battle for influence in Iraq.
The article argues that the effect of deportation of U.S. troops may be far-reaching and will harm U.S. strategic interests. Without ground troops or aircraft, U.S. troops will lose the ability to strike directly against Islamic State targets in Iraq. That means the U.S.-led international coalition against extremist groups could leave Baghdad altogether. Large coalition bases will have to be closed, leaving European and other allies with no choice but to withdraw from Iraq.
In an article on January 4, published by Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior research fellow on security at the Cato Institute, the website of the American Journal of National Interests, said Washington's removal of Sulaimani was a reckless fuel and an extreme provocation. The assassination of Sulaimani has exacerbated the already serious problem, and plans by pro-Iranian armed factions and numerous Shi'ite forces to drive out U.S. forces have been brewing.
Iran may not retaliate immediately, it said, but sooner or later. Western leaders worry most about Tehran's regime interfering with Persian Gulf shipping and even blocking the Strait of Hormuz. Retired Eagle Admiral James Stafredis said Iran has "super asymmetric combat capacity" in a number of areas. Military retaliation is a possibility, but subtle retaliation is more likely. Iran ' s leaders have plenty of ways to make US activities in the Middle East more dangerous and costly.
Li shaoxian, an expert on the middle east and president of the china academy of arab studies at ningxia university, believes that the relatively calm iraq has been involved in the conflict between the u.s. and iran as a front-line battlefield for direct confrontation between the u.s. and iran, and both sides have chosen iraq as the \"overseas battlefield\" for both countries.
For the iranians, mr lee said the legal means of withdrawing u. s. troops or forcing the u. s. to leave under various pressures were the last gift of mr. sulemani's death for iran. Whatever the way the U. S. military leaves, it is actually handing over the results to Iran. If not, the U.S. military will face endless trouble, endless attacks, endless fear.