Iraqi Lawmakers to Take “New Position” to Oust US Troops: MP
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Iraqi Lawmakers to Take “New Position” to Oust US Troops: MP

ERBIL — In case the upcoming negotiations over the withdrawal of the US troops fail, a group of Iraqi lawmakers have vowed to take a “new position” to outs the forces, said a member of the Iraqi parliament.

“The parliament will take a new position if the new round of strategic dialogues between Baghdad and Washington in April ends without a decision on the withdrawal of foreign combat forces from the country,” MP Kati al-Rikabi, a member of the parliament’s security and defence committee, told Sputnik Arabic.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi recently formed a committee of senior officials, including the foreign minister and the chief of staff of the Iraqi army, as well as the director of the prime minister’s office, tasking them with scheduling the exit of all foreign forces.

Following the assassination of the top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, and prominent Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in January 2020, pro-Iran parliamentary factions in Baghdad passed a non-biding resolution to pressure the US to withdraw its forces from Iraq.