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Iraqi parliament gives US forces one year to leave, Trump threatens sanctions unless they compensate them for “expensive” bases

Iraqi parliament gives US forces one year to leave, Trump threatens sanctions unless they compensate them for “expensive” bases

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A senior Iraqi legislator said in a statement that the Iraqi parliament’s approval has kicked off an irreversible process that will see a complete pullout of United States occupation forces from the Arab country by the end of this year (2020). “We will witness the end of the US forces’ presence in Iraq in the current year,” Ali al-Qanemi, a senior member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told the Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm news website on Tuesday. He added that the parliament’s decision to expel the US forces is binding on the government, adding that Baghdad is adopting the necessary measures to this end. Al-Qanem said after the parliament’s decision and given the conditions in Iraq, the US forces have no reason to continue their presence in the Arab country.
Source: Iraqi parliament gives US forces one year to leave, Trump threatens sanctions unless they compensate them for “expensive” bases

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