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5:53 PM ADMIN
Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Iraqi foreign ministry expressed its regret for covering Iraq with US order
Spokesman Ahmed Jamal pointed that the ministry expressed its "astonishment" for this order.
He referred to the good reputation of the Iraqis living in the united states and their non-involvement in any terrorist action there.
"The US administration should review its order to enhance the strategic cooperation between the two countries, as well as increasing economic relations between the two sides.
On the other hand, the Iraqi Parliament called to treat US reciprocally, if President Donald Trump withdraw his order on visas to the Iraqis.
199 MPs for voted for the reciprocal attitude, out of 325 members,
Iraqi strategic researcher Hisham al-Hashimi pointed that more than 8000 Americans will not be covered by the Iraqi ban, if implemented.
He added that the Iraqi parliamentary decision will not cover the US forces in Iraq, which reached to 8200 soldiers within the international coalition against terrorism.
Hashimi expects that those will be covered will the US journalists, civil companies and some organs that has no relations with the US government.