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Iraq calls for a mechanism to withdraw US troops

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iraq has asked the Washington administration to set up a mechanism to withdraw US troops from the country.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has held a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In conversation Abdul Mahdi, in the context of the decision taken by Parliament to implement the removal of US troops from Iraq has requested Pompeo to send a delegation from the US to Iraq and to establish a mechanism for troop withdrawal.

Mahdi also reported to the party that US soldiers and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) have entered Iraqi airspace without permission and that this is in violation of agreements between the two countries.

Secretary Pompeo has said he will pursue the matter and respect Iraq’s sovereignty.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mahdi has said at the same time that he also opposes Iranian attacks targeting US bases in Ayn Al-Assad and those in Erbil and that they are trying not to turn their country into a battlefield.

“Iraq attaches great importance to maintaining relations with neighboring countries and the international community as well as to the protection of foreign missions. ISIS fight against terrorism, rebuilding the country, economic development, protecting independence and sovereignty are among our priorities,” said Mahdi in his telephone conversation.

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