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Parl't committee to issue new law expelling foreign troops: MP


Parliament's Security and Defense Committee will introduce a new draft law to remove US and Turkish forces from Iraq in the coming days, MP Karim al-Mohamedawi said.

A resolution obliging foreign forces, especially the American troops, to leave the country was voted on in the previous sessions, but it has not been activated, Mohamedawi said, adding that the committee is determined to reactivate the resolution and to prevent any foreign force from staying inside the territory.

The draft will be issued in case the first one is not activated, the MP said, adding that the new draft will oblige the government to remove the foreign forces from Iraq right away.

Armed militias in Iraq, who are believed to be loyal to Iran, have been recently calling for the removal of foreign troops from the country. Apparently, they find themselves supported by parliamentary attempts by MPs of pro-Iran factions to pass a law forcing the government to remove these troops, especially American ones.

Earlier in January, Sadiqun movement MP Ahmed Kanani said that a draft law to remove foreign forces from the country is still being prepared by the parliament's legal committee.

In a press statement, Kanani affirmed the importance of speeding up efforts to issue the legislation to remove the foreign troops from Iraq.

Discussing the law will be placed on the agenda of the upcoming sessions, Kanani said, adding that "these forces will stay longer inside the country, which poses a lot of questions and doubts."


Last Modified: Wednesday، 23 January 2019 08:02 PM