The Iraqi parliament has called on the government to order US forces to leave the country. After Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s assassination in Baghdad protests against ‘American aggression’ continue in Iran as well as in Iraq.
A special session of the Iraqi parliament was held on Sunday, in which members called on the government to take immediate steps for the complete withdrawal of US forces. There are currently about 5200 US troops stationed in Iraq, which were deployed in Iraq about five years ago at the request of the Iraqi government to counter ISIS.
According to news agencies, in the resolution adopted in parliament, members emphasized that all US troops stationed in Iraq should not be allowed to stay in the country. The resolution has been approved by the Iraqi parliament at a time when tensions in the region are on the rise.
The Iraqi government requested the United States in 2000 to assist the Baghdad government in its operation against the terrorist organization, after which US forces were dispatched to Iraq. However, the resolution emphasizes that the government should abolish the agreement with the United States.
Most members of the Iraqi parliament belong to the Shi’ite community, who sympathize with Iran.
The resolution has been approved in the Iraqi parliament two days after the US attack on Iranian Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani near the airport in the country’s capital, Baghdad.