An Iraqi member of parliament clarifies that the decision to expel US troops is “irreversible” and that the government is obliged to implement it.
“The expulsion of foreign forces is an irreversible decision and no power can change or annul it,” said Kate al-Rekabi, a member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission, quoted by the local agency Al-maalomah on Thursday .
After recalling that the parliamentarians are representatives of the Iraqi people, Al-Rekabi stressed that any attempt to evade the departure of the US troops would lead to a “chaotic situation” in the country, and she demanded that the authorities implement it.
Iraq’s parliament last January passed a resolution to end the presence of US forces on its soil after the US assassinated Iranian Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Islamic Republic of Iran (IRGC) and his companions in a drone bombardment near Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi capital.
In fact, the presence of US troops in Iraq has not only not contributed to the establishing of security, but has favored the terrorist group ISIL (Daesh, in Arabic), which receives support from Washington.
However, the US refuses to leave the Arab country with large amounts of natural resources, since in recent decades it has set its sights on the country’s rich oil fields and openly acknowledges that it wants to keep its troops in Iraq to control oil as it has done with Syria.
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Featured image: A US Army soldier stands guard at K1 Air Base in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, March 29, 2020. (Photo: AFP)