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Iraqi President Says Trump Did Not Ask Permission To 'Watch Iran'

Iraqi President Says Trump Did Not Ask Permission To 'Watch Iran'

According to The Daily Beast, anti-American Iraqi lawmakers, led by political leader Muqtada Sadr, were already planning to vote on a parliamentary measure that would call for the expulsion of USA forces.

"U.S. hostility has led it to support dictators, butchers & extremists, who've only brought ruin to our region", Zarif wrote.

Now, after defeating ISIL fighters in their last urban bastions, Iraqi politicians and militia leaders are increasingly speaking out against the continued presence of USA forces on Iraqi soil.

The coalition spokesperson did not disclose more information about the operation.

Abu Jaffar al-Shabaki, the head of PMF's 30th Brigade, in a press conference Saturday said the USA troops were surveying Mosul city and filming neighborhoods with video recorders. He alleged PMF fighters stopped the survey operation after US troops reached the Presidential Palace area near the Mosul Hotel where a PMF headquarter is based.

According to the report, U.S. Central Command believes that IS fighters will continue to conduct "opportunistic attacks" on U.S. troops as they withdraw.

He said his administration was holding constructive talks with a number of groups, including Taliban militants.

"There's a difference. When President Obama pulled out of Iraq, in theory, we had Iraq".

The PMF media accounts and Iran's state-backed news channel Press TV released a video allegedly showing the PMF militia stopping the US patrol.

On Dec. 19, the Trump administration announced that it would be pulling all US forces from Syria.

VOA could not independently confirm the authenticity of the video.

In June, the usa and Turkey agreed to a deal called the "Manbij Roadmap" in order to prevent a Turkish invasion of the strategic Kurdish city of Manbij.

The White House's announcement on February 1 that it was withdrawing was met the following day by a similar announcement by Moscow.

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A US-led coalition provided crucial air support as Iraqi forces regrouped and drove ISIL out in a costly three-year campaign.

The PMF is an umbrella organization of several Shiite militias formed in 2014 after the Iraqi army fled the area following IS attacks. The group's command organization is intact.

The Pentagon's own internal watchdog released a report on Monday saying Isis remained an active insurgent group and was regenerating functions and capabilities more quickly in Iraq than Syria.

A variety of Iraqi lawmakers used Trump's visit to the al-Asad base in December to call on USA forces to leave the country.

"We spent a fortune on building this incredible base", Trump said.

Trump's decision to leave Syria, which he initially said would be rapid but later slowed down, shocked USA allies led to the resignations of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the top envoy to the anti-IS coalition, Brett McGurk.

Taking aim at Trump and the U.S., Salih added: "Don't overburden Iraq with your own issues".

The U.S. Senate passed a Mideast policy bill on Tuesday including a measure that would allow states to penalize businesses that take part in boycotts of Israel and an amendment that breaks with President Donald Trump by opposing any plans for an abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria.

"We have to be united at home to defeat our adversaries overseas", said Trump, adding that "if there is going to be peace and legislation there can't be war and investigation".

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, at his weekly news conference late Tuesday, reminded Trump there are no U.S. bases in Iraq and said he doesn't accept the idea of his country becoming an arena for fighting a neighbouring country.

"I was not consulted", the general said.

"All I want to do is be able to watch", Trump told "Face the Nation" anchor Margaret Brennan.


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