Time: 1/10/2020 1:08 PM
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received, yesterday evening, Thursday, a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on the latest developments and the desire of various parties to prevent escalation and go to open war.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office issued today, Friday, that the Al Furat News Agency received a copy of it, saying that Abdul Mahdi confirmed during the phone call, “Iraq rejected and rejects all operations that violate its sovereignty, including the recent operation that targeted Ain Al-Assad and Erbil, and that Iraq is making unremitting efforts and is contacting all parties to prevent its transformation into a battlefield. ”
Abdul-Mahdi also requested, according to the statement,” the US Secretary of State to send delegates to Iraq to put in place mechanisms to implement the House’s decision to withdraw troops safely from Iraq, and that Iraq is keen to keep the best relations with its neighbors. And his friends in the international community are on protection Representations, foreign interests and all those present on Iraqi soil, and that its priorities are limited to combating terrorism, ISIS and violence on the one hand, and the reconstruction of Iraq, achieving economic growth, protecting the country’s sovereignty and independence, national unity, and achieving security and stability for Iraq and the region on the other hand.
The Prime Minister also indicated to “the American Secretary of State that there are American forces entering Iraq and American marches flying in his sky without permission from the Iraqi government, and that this is in violation of the agreements in force, and the American minister promised to follow up on the matter and affirmed his country’s respect for the sovereignty of Iraq.”
The two parties also stressed the importance of sustaining the development of the relationship between the two countries.
The House of Representatives had voted in an extraordinary session on the 5th of this month, on a parliamentary decision in the presence of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to compel the Iraqi government to preserve the sovereignty of Iraq by canceling the request for assistance submitted by it to the international coalition to fight ISIS in order to end military operations and achieve victory, liberation and government commitment Iraqi to end the presence of any foreign forces in Iraqi territory and prevent it from using Iraqi land, water and air for any reason.
The parliamentary decision also stipulated that “the Iraqi government is committed to confining arms to the state and urgently going to the United Nations and the International Security Council and filing a complaint against the United States; The results within 7 days of the date of this decision,
and the American administration announced its rejection of Iraq’s request and the parliament’s decision to leave the country.