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Abdul Mahdi denies US requested disbanding IMIS

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The Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi denied on Tuesday recent news on a "deadline" for the disbanding of the sectarian IMIS.

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi denied at a weekly press conference that the US called on Iraq to disband and withdraw weapons of a number of militias.

The list claimed to be handed to Abdul Mahdi includes the military wing of Badr Organization led by Hadi al-Amiri, the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades, Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas, and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq led by Qais al-Khazali.

On January 9, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Iraqi President Barham Salih, Abdul Mahdi, Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi, Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim and US troops after arriving in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.

 

Last Modified: Wednesday، 16 January 2019 12:16 AM
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