BAGHDAD / The new generation bloc, Sarkot Shamsuddin, said Wednesday that the political blocs need to sit with the government and military leaders to discuss the presence of US forces in Iraq instead of issuing a resolution or a law to remove them.
"According to the strategic framework agreement signed between the United States, there is a paragraph prohibiting the use of Iraqi land, sky and water to attack any other country, as well as not allowing the construction of military bases so as not to prolong the length of stay, noting that the Iraqi constitution does not allow this too.
He added that "the parliamentary blocs need to hold a joint meeting with the government and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and security leaders to discuss the terms of the Strategic Framework Agreement, and do not need to respond quickly and unacceptable to the presence of these forces in Iraq and statements not considered by the President of the United States.
"The US-Iraqi relations are important and are in the interest of the two countries economically, politically and militarily by training Iraqi forces and arming them," he said. "The presence of US forces at the moment is not an occupation but they are at the request of the Iraqi government.
"Threatening these forces by neighboring countries or others is not entirely permitted, and the issue must be dealt with seriously.
"He held meetings with his counterparts in Congress, the State Department, and other Middle Eastern experts and experts in the United States. They said that Trump's recent statements were random and did not represent the policy of the US government, stressing that the government always seeks full cooperation with its Iraqi counterpart In the presence of US forces and their future in Iraq
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