Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Iraqi parliament meets to discuss withdrawal of US troops and now with details
Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Iraq's parliament held an extraordinary session on Sunday with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in attendance
Jan 5, 2020
January 5, 2020
Iraq's parliament started its extraordinary session on Sunday with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in attendance, where they are expected to vote on ousting thousands of US troops from military bases.
The bases are threatened by pro-Tehran factions after an American strike killed commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force Gen Qassem Suleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi Al Muhandis.
Late on Saturday, missiles hit the Baghdad enclave where the US embassy is located and an airbase north of the capital housing American troops, prompting US President Donald Trump to threaten strikes on 52 sites in Iran.
The near-simultaneous attacks seemed to be the first phase of promised retaliation for the US precision drone strike that killed Suleimani and Al Muhandis.
Iraqi politicians said they would use the special session to push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to tell Washington to withdraw US troops from the country.
The Iraqi foreign ministry also said on Sunday that it has summoned US ambassador Matthew Tueller to condemn US strikes on Iraq that killed a top Iranian general, an Iraqi commander and other local fighters.
"They were a blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty," the ministry said in a statement, and "contradict the agreed-upon missions of the international coalition."
More to follow
Updated: January 5, 2020 05:54 PM
These were the details of the news Iraqi parliament meets to discuss withdrawal of US troops for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.