UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has condemned Iranian retaliatory attacks on bases in Iraq where US troops are stationed, describing them as “a violation of Iraqi sovereignty”.
“While we condemn the violation of Iraqi sovereignty today at dawn by Iran, we reiterate our absolute opposition to the conflicting parties to use Iraqi territory to resolve their conflicts,” al-Halbousi said in a statement after retaliatory attacks. Iranians against US troops in Iraq.
Al-Halbousi called on the parties to the conflict for self-restraint and wisdom favor to avoid escalation and war and to maintain Iraq’s stability and security.
In the early hours of this morning, troops of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) fired dozens of ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of Commander Qasem Soleimani.
Al-Halbousi’s comments come after the Iraqi Parliament on Sunday voted to expel US troops from the country, while US President Donald Trump refused to do so, threatening official Baghdad with sanctions.
Tensions are high in the region following a US drone strike last week that killed senior Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Following the Iranian attacks, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javid Zarif confirmed that Iran has taken self-defense measures and does not seek to escalate the confrontation.
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