Mahdi Taqi Amerli, a member of the Fatah Alliance in Iraq’s parliament, said those who have hidden behind the Americans should know that “we will continue the legal process to expel the American occupiers from the Iraqi land.”
He reminded those who claim that the US came to Iraq to fight terrorism and Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) that it was the US that bring Daesh into Iraq in 2014.
Amerli underlined that it was Iraqis who defeated Daesh not the US or the so-called international coalition.
“The presence of US troops and aliens in Iraq is not needed and we have the capability to protect our country,” he went on to say.
Earlier this month, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The legislators used an extraordinary parliamentary session to vote on a resolution requiring the government to press Washington and its allies to withdraw their troops from Iraq.
General Soleimani, al-Muhandis, and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of January 3.
The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.