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Iraq's PM urges Trump to withdraw his 'watch Iran' remarks

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said he disagrees with US President Donald Trump's recent remarks concerning the presence of US troops in Iraq to "watch Iran," urging Trump to withdraw the remarks.

During his weekly conference, Abdul Mahdi said that Iraq must not be used by one state against another state or become part of a battle between two countries.

Abdul Mahdi reiterated his denial of the presence of US military bases in Iraq, saying that US forces in the country train the Iraqi army personnel.

As US President Donald Trump earlier told CBS that his administration would keep US troops in Iraq to "watch Iran," Iraq's President Barham Salih said that "the presence of US troops in Iraq is part of an agreement to support Iraqi forces in the fight against terror."

However, he slammed the US president's remarks, saying that "Trump did not ask for our permission to watch Iran. Do not burden Iraq with issues that don't represent a priority to it."
Last Modified: Wednesday، 06 February 2019 10:01 PM
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