Iraq Prepares to Evict US Troops

By Geneive Abdo, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Pro-Iran factions are pushing for the move just as the Islamic State is starting to hit back.

Momentum is building among deputies in the Iraqi parliament to oust U.S. troops entirely from the country—an outcome that would leave Iraq’s political future in the hands of neighboring Iran and leave its citizens more vulnerable to the Islamic State.

Today, the United States fields an estimated 5,200 troops in Iraq. They are there as part of a security agreement with the Iraqi government to advise, assist, and support that country’s troops in the fight against the Islamic State.

But the Iraqi parliament is expected to vote soon on draft laws calling for a full withdrawal. For now, things don’t look good for the troops.

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One Response to Iraq Prepares to Evict US Troops

  1. Paul 1st April 2019 at 18:07 #

    The US gave Iran sanction relief to trade with Iraq! And this is the cooperation they get has the new Iraq government forgotten there history with Iran. Open the door to religious tyranny and it won't be long before you see your country become something you don't recognize. Coming next to Iraq women ordered by law to wear hijab or burka after that full shariah law! The very thing Iraq just fought a war over with the help of US and coalition forces against ISIS!
    The people need to call for the return of Haidar al-Abadi before it's too late to get things back on track! Because this guy Nouri al-Maliki and his bloc party are all In with the new invasion of Iran!