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.