[size=36]America is waving to cut military aid to Iraq because of the withdrawal of troops[/size]
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United States is considering reconsidering military aid to Iraq if Baghdad decides to end the foreign presence on its soil.
The Department of State and Defense discussed a reduction in the value of military aid by about $ 250 million, and a review of other military and economic aid, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper revealed that the State Department's Office of Near East Affairs submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, if it could cancel the request of $ 100 million for the fiscal year 2021, because of the current situation in Iraq.
A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a final decision has not been taken, but senior administration officials have ordered a review of the funds that may be held or reallocated in the event of Iraq’s request for US forces to leave Iraq.
A State Department official said, "We are constantly reviewing our assistance to countries to ensure they align with our policy goals and optimize taxpayer funds."
For his part, US President Donald Trump threatened to impose billions of dollars in sanctions if the United States was forced to withdraw its forces, saying: "Unless the United States leaves Iraq on a friendly basis, the United States will impose sanctions on it like never before."
The US State Department also threatened to freeze Iraq’s account in the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, a move that could undermine the Iraqi economy and create a monetary crisis in Iraq’s financial system.
The value of US aid to Iraq at the military and economic levels reached about $ 3.7 billion, including $ 250 million to support Iraqi purchases of American defense equipment, and help finance other Iraqi acquisitions and training and building defense institutions. Ended 29 / A 43
Also, Iraq would face the possibility of US sanctions if it bought The Russian air defense system s-400, after some members of the Iraqi parliament talked about holding talks with Russia to buy this system, according to US officials told the "The Wall Street Journal".