"The government negotiating team must set its first priorities in the ongoing dialogue with its U.S. counterpart, as stated in the government curriculum that the parliament voted on to implement the parliamentary decision to expel foreign forces in accordance with a specific timetable," Muhammad al-Ghabban, head of the parliamentary coalition bloc, said in a statement today.
He called for "the international coalition forces to pledge immediately not to carry out any sorties or military missions without the approval of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces as well as full coordination with joint operations."
On Jan 5, the Iraqi parliament voted on a resolution demanding that Baghdad work to expel foreign forces from the country.
The decision came two days after Washington assassinated the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani and the leader of the Iraqi popular mobilization, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis in an air strike near Baghdad airport.
Alongside the Washington-led coalition, U.S. forces have withdrawn from six military forces in Iraq since the killing of Soleimani and Al-Muhandis.
The international coalition says this is part of the relocation and withdrawal from bases of a small number of soldiers.
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