No activity of foreign forces on our soil without permission - Iraq's PM | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

23 July, Tuesday


No activity of foreign forces on our soil without permission - Iraq's PM

Politics A- A A+

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced on Tuesday that foreign troops in his country must operate under the supervision and control of the government in line with its dissociation policy, Asharq Al Awsat reports.

In a statement issued by his media office, the PM said foreign troops and local militias operating in Iraq are forbidden from confronting each other and must operate under the supervision and control of the Iraqi armed forces.

In reference to the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the prime minister said armed groups within the framework of the Iraqi armed forces are prevented from operating, storing weapons and equipment and building factories without the knowledge and control of the Iraqi armed forces.

Abdul Mahdi’s decision is considered the first of its kind for allowing the government control Iraqi soil. It came amid tension between Iran and the United States, particularly that Iraq has close relations with both countries.

The US has more than 5,000 troops in Iraq, while Iran backs the PMF.

Read more: 

 

Report a mistake by marking it and pressing Ctrl+Enter

EurasiaDiary © Must be hyperlinked when used.

Follow us:
Twitter: @Eurasia_Eng
Facebook: EurasiaEng


Загрузка...