[size=36]The American army comments on the military's speech on withdrawing troops from Iraq[/size]
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head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Mark Millie, described the speech of the American army to the Iraqi army regarding the withdrawal of forces from the country as a mistake.
CNN quoted Milli as saying: "This message is a draft, which has not been signed and should not be made public."
Milli added: "The letter was written in unfortunate terms. It involves the withdrawal of (the forces), and this did not happen."
In this regard, US Defense Secretary Mark Esber said that the United States of America has no plans to leave Iraq.
Esper told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday that the United States was not planning to withdraw from Iraq.
The US-led international coalition to fight ISIS (banned in Russia) in Syria and Iraq, announced that it would withdraw its forces from Iraqi territory in respect of the decision, taken by the Iraqi parliament, on Sunday, to oblige the Iraqi government to remove foreign forces from the country, according to AFP.
"Respecting the sovereignty of Iraq, and as requested by the Iraqi parliament and the Prime Minister, the Joint Task Force command, Operation Solid Determination, will reposition the forces in the coming days and weeks," said a letter from the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraq Task Force William Sealy to the Joint Operations Command in Baghdad.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated after the Pentagon announced, at dawn last Friday, an air strike near Baghdad International Airport, which killed the commander of the Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, in addition to Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of the Popular Mobilization Authority Al-Iraqi, and others, while Tehran announced that it would respond harshly to the assassination.
And accuses Washington of Soleimani, who was putting it on its terrorism list, responsible for many of the attacks that killed American people and preparing for more of those attacks.
In response, on Sunday, the Iraqi parliament voted in favor of requiring the government to remove foreign forces from the country, cancel the security agreement with the United States, and cancel the request to assist the international coalition led by Washington in fighting terrorism.
For his part, the US President, Donald Trump, threatened on Sunday to impose sanctions on Baghdad after the Iraqi parliament demanded that the American forces leave the country.
Trump added that if his forces left, Baghdad would have to pay Washington the cost of an air base there.
"We have an air base there that is exceptionally expensive. It took billions of dollars to build it long before I came. We will only leave if they pay us its cost," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday.
On Monday, Iraqi President Barham Saleh received an unsigned copy of the US sanctions resolution in case he wanted to remove American forces from his lands by any decision, according to the Iraqi News Agency. Ended 29 / A 43