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US military presence in Iraq aimed at protecting Israel’s security, interests: PMU leader

Press TV – May 25, 2020

A high-ranking official with Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, has strongly denounced US military presence in his country, saying such a deployment is meant to safeguard the security and interests of the Israeli regime.

“There is a national and courageous will, which rejects the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil. There have been talks of US intentions to withdraw from Iraq, but we doubt them,” Qais al-Khazali, leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, which is part of the PMU, was quoted as saying by the Lebanon-based and Arabic-language al-Ahed news website on Monday.

He added, “The US [military] presence in Iraq is meant to protect the security and interests of the Israeli regime. Neither are we warlords nor thirsty for blood, but rather patriots looking for the dignity and sovereignty of the Iraqi nation.”

“If the withdrawal [of US troops] does not take place, the foreign occupier must know that Iraqis will not accept the presence of its forces. The Americans, who will open negotiations [on the extension of their presence] in June, must remember the centenary of the Great Iraqi Revolution of 1920 against British forces,” Khazali pointed out.

He also praised the sacrifices made by Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of PMU, who were assassinated along with their companions in a US airstrike authorized by President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport early on January 3.

Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill two days later, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the targeted killings.

Later on January 9, former Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi called on the United States to dispatch a delegation to Baghdad tasked with formulating a mechanism for the move.

The 78-year-old politician said Iraq rejected any violation of its sovereignty, particularly the US military’s violation of Iraqi airspace in the assassination airstrike.

May 25, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Wars for Israel | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Sent American troops home, and Fix America’s problems. To Hell with the Middle East….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 25, 2020 | Reply

  2. Duh.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | May 27, 2020 | Reply

  3. I remember the lies. I remember. The U.S. presence anywhere should stop what they’re doing and shut the fuck down. How disgusting.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | May 27, 2020 | Reply

    • Then, we should wipe out Israel in every way shape and form. Until they acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Saviour, of course. Which they will never do because they are the Synagogue of satan.

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      Comment by Tsisageya 1 | May 27, 2020 | Reply

      • EAT your money, assholes.

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        Comment by Tsisageya 1 | May 27, 2020 | Reply


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