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(Reuters) - Iraqi leader Ali Khamenei has asked Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi about the US presence in Iraq to be a flagrant intervention.
Qanbar told Asharq Al-Awsat that "what Khamenei asked of Abdul-Mahdi is a flagrant intervention, which is unacceptable because it interferes with the Iraqi internal affairs." He asked, "Does Khamenei accept that Abdul-Mahdi asks him not to interfere in Lebanese, Yemeni and Syrian affairs? It is unreasonable or does the head of a second state come and asks others for political or security matters. "
He added that "Iran is pushing for the removal of US forces from 2011 and through former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and all witnesses after the withdrawal of the security collapse that occurred and the entry of an organization and the occupation of Iraqi cities."
Khamenei had demanded earlier in the day during a meeting with Abdul Mahdi, the need for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq as soon as possible.
Earlier today, Abdul-Mahdi arrived in the capital Tehran with a high-level political and economic delegation at the official invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.