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Report: Iraqi elections may determine the future of the US military presence

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Post by rocky Tue 12 Oct 2021, 7:17 am

[size=52]Report: Iraqi elections may determine the future of the US military presence[/size]

[size=45]The American newspaper, "The Wall Street Journal", said that the Iraqi vote in the parliamentary elections that took place yesterday, "may determine the future of the American forces that are still stationed there," and will indicate that its results will reveal "how Baghdad will deal with a geopolitical conflict between Washington and Tehran."[/size]
[size=45]The Iraqi elections come in the wake of an agreement between Baghdad and Washington to "end combat operations" for the remaining US forces and turn them into advisory missions.[/size]
[size=45]The relatively stable security situation in the past period is seen as one of the consequences of this decision, especially since ending the US presence was one of the demands of the anti-US factions that put pressure on the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi.[/size]
[size=45]The United States deploys 2,500 soldiers in Iraq out of 3,500 members of the international coalition forces to combat ISIS.[/size]
[size=45]Under the pressures of the factions, and the parliament's decision to withdraw these forces after the killing of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, the United States and Iraq agreed, last April, that the United States would move to a training and advisory mission.[/size]
[size=45]In its report, the American newspaper said that the elections come with a conflict between militias loyal to Iran and the United States, which are "under increasing political pressure to leave Iraq after its exit from Afghanistan."[/size]
[size=45]The newspaper added that, during the current year, the country has fallen into a "vortex of violence between Iranian-backed paramilitary groups and the US military, which launched air strikes in response to missile and drone attacks on its bases."[/size]
[size=45]The report expected the Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc to achieve a significant gain in these elections, noting that he won the 2018 elections with the largest percentage of seats in alliance with the Iraqi communists.[/size]
[size=45]The report described al-Sadr as "the leader and hero of Iraq's Shiites who live in urban poverty. He is against the presence of US forces and is also opposed to Iran's growing influence, which distinguishes him from some other Shiite politicians, and he also criticized some attacks against American interests in the country."[/size]
[size=45]The Wall Street Journal report says that it appears that Al-Kazemi is "preparing himself to stay in office through a post-election deal between the country's competing political forces," but he faces strong opposition from Iran-backed groups that accuse him of being involved in the killing of Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in 2020. .[/size]
[size=45]The report conveys the statements of Qais Khazali, the leader of "Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq", which opposes the presence of US forces, about Iraq's need for a new prime minister focused on solving the country's economic problems, that this will be the priority once the mission of the American forces changes.[/size]
[size=45]In statements to state television after casting his vote, Khazali said: "Our country does not mainly suffer from political or security issues, but rather from economic problems such as the lack of infrastructure and the lack of jobs."[/size]
[size=45]Kataib Hezbollah, one of the largest Iranian-backed organizations, is running in the elections directly for the first time, with a list of 32 candidates and urged its supporters to vote, which "shows how the political power of the paramilitary groups has grown since they played a major role in the fight against the organization." ISIS "in 2014."[/size]
[size=45]Reuters said the parliamentary elections had the "lowest turnout" of voters since 2003. Two commission officials told Reuters that turnout of eligible voters nationwide had reached 19 percent by midday, compared to a turnout of 44.5 percent in the last elections in 2018.[/size]
[size=45]For its part, the commission called, in a statement, to wait for the announced results, including them exclusively, “because they are the true and accurate expression” of the electoral process, and said that “everything rumors about the victory of a candidate or a bloc is currently inaccurate, and the results announced by the commission must be awaited exclusively.”[/size]
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