Iraqi parliament votes to kick out U.S. troops.


Iraq’s parliament has announced that it will stick to a resolution passed in January 2020, urging the Iraqi government to expel the US-led coalition forces from the country.

Deputy parliament speaker Mohsen al-Mandalawi said in a parliament session a day earlier that the resolution adopted four years ago to expel coalition forces is “a fundamental and irreversible piece of legislation,” which will not be changed as it has the support of the Iraqi people and government. Al-Mandalawi called on the Iraqi government to put the resolution into action and to expand the capacities of the Iraqi security forces.

The comments were made after Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani called for an agreement on a specific timeframe for the withdrawal of the US-led international coalition in Iraq, which “honestly” needs to be “quick”.

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