Iran's Supreme Leader shouted to Iraq to expel US troops as soon as possible

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Iran's Supreme Leader shouted to Iraq to expel US troops as soon as possible

2019-04-07 08:02:55 19 ℃

Original title: Iran's Supreme Leader urged Iraq to expel US troops from Iraq as soon as possible

Iran's Supreme Leader Hameneituyuan: Reuters

[Global Network Comprehensive Report], Reuters reported on 6, during the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mehdi to Iran, Iran's Supreme Leader Hamenei said that Baghdad should indeed Make sure that the U.S. troops are withdrawn as soon as possible. Analysts say the move shows Tehran's strong influence in Baghdad.

"Iraq must ensure that Americans withdraw from Iraq as soon as possible, because when the United States is stationed in a country for a long time, it becomes very difficult to drive them away." Khamenei quoted the official Iranian media as saying.

Khamenei also said: "The Iraqi government, Parliament and incumbent political activists are unpopular to Americans, and the United States is plotting to remove them from Iraqi politics."

The day before, several foreign media quoted US government officials as saying that the Trump Administration planned to list the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard as a "foreign terrorist organization". If the U.S. carries out this decision, it will be the first time Washington has listed foreign troops as "terrorist organizations". Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament, responded by saying that if Washington blacklisted Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, Iran would blacklist the U.S. military as terrorists in its own country.

reports that since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the United States and Iraq have been fighting for influence in Iraq. The hostility between Iran and the United States has worsened after President Trump decided last year to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement and impose economic sanctions on Iran.

Responsible Editor: Fu Haitao