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Salih: US troops presence in Iraq based on government request

Barham Salih

President Barham Salih has said US troops came to Iraq depending on a request by the government, after ISIS occupied Mosul, to enable Iraqi forces fight the militants.

In remarks, Salih said that based on the understanding with them, US troops should not have permanent military bases or combat ground troops. He also added that Baghdad does not consider the presence of US troops as kind of balance with the Iranian presence.

In related news, Salih added that Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Saudi Arabia and other countries by mid-April.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 02 April 2019 01:45 PM