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Iran pulls out military advisors from Iraq, after US withdrawal from Syria

Iran's ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi

Iran has withdrawn all of its military advisors from Iraq, Iran's Ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, claimed on Friday, saying no need for Iranian advisors after the declaration of victory over ISIS, according to a report in Iran's Press TV.


The Iranian claims came in the wake of US President Donald Trump to withdraw his troops from Syria.

Masjedi, a former IRGC Quds force commander, slammed the US for keeping its forces in Iraq and "reinforcing its bases and establishing new footholds" there, according to the report.

The Iranian ambassador made his remarks during a meeting with Iraqi students and journalists in Baghdad.


The Iranian statement followed soon after US President Donald Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq to visit US troops the day after Christmas.