What is the legal basis for visiting Trump to Iraq?

Date of release: 2018/12/27 21:17

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) A legal expert, the legal ruling of the sudden and undeclared visit of US President Donald Trump, to Iraq on Wednesday.

“This visit is a personal visit first and a private visit. Secondly, it is not an official visit or a protocol visit, it is a visit to American soldiers, not a visit to the State of Iraq,” Tariq Harb said in a statement.

“There is no official reception or official farewell, and no guards of honor or music were present, and without American flags, which the state would send a welcome to the visitor or any measure that the international community has taken into consideration.”

“Well, the government did not take any diplomatic and official action for the visit, especially as America justified this with the security aspect, noting that the American presidents since the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s, the American president to visit American soldiers abroad and spend time with them on Christmas and “This is what Trump did not do in the previous period. It is not a visit to the State of Iraq, but a visit to the soldiers and their special and personal description.”

US President Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melana, visited Ain al-Assad air base in Anbar province on Wednesday without meeting any Iraqi official.

This sudden and undeclared visit provoked political controversy and called on the Iraqi government to state its position.

“The US authorities informed the Iraqi authorities of the desire of US President Donald Trump to visit Iraq this evening to congratulate the new Iraqi government and to visit the US military as part of the international coalition forces supporting Iraq in the fight against the Daash and the Iraqi government welcomed the request,” the media office said.

He added that “there was supposed to be a formal reception and a meeting between Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the US President, but a divergence of views to organize the meeting led to the replacement by telephone conversation on the developments in the situation, especially after the US president’s decision to withdraw from Syria, And to provide security and stability for the peoples and countries of the region. ”

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi welcomed the US president and invited him to visit Baghdad. The US president also called on the prime minister to visit Washington and the two sides agreed to continue to strengthen the joint relations between the two countries.


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