A few days after a U.S backed airstrike killed a top Iranian Military General, General Qasem Soleimani, and how that has increased the tension in the volatile Middle East region, the Iraqi foreign ministry has summoned the U.S Ambassador for questioning.
According to reports, the Iraqi foreign ministry denounced the repeated airstrikes as a “blatant violation of sovereignty and break of agreement with the US-led coalition.”
The ministry also said Iraqi soil should not be used to attack neighbouring countries.
It added that the US started adopting a policy of “with us or against us” after it pulled out of the nuclear agreement with Iran.
General Soleimani was killed on Friday in a strike on Baghdad’s international airport
The strike escalated the crisis between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge.
Since the killing of Qasem Soleimani, both Iran and the U.S have been issuing threats on what is to come, that the world is already talking about a possible world war III…
Trump already threatened to bomb 52 sites in Iran if it retaliates by attacking Americans.
The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia separately warned Americans “of the heightened risk of missile and drone attacks.”
Meanwhile, Iran vowed to take an even-greater step away from its unravelling nuclear deal with world powers as a response to Soleimani’s assassination.
It came as Iraq’s parliament started its extraordinary session on Sunday with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in attendance.
Iraqi lawmakers said they would use the special session to push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to tell Washington to withdraw U.S. troops from the country.
The United States-led international coalition against Islamic State said on Sunday it had paused its training and support of Iraqi security forces due to repeated rocket attacks on bases housing its troops.
“Our first priority is protecting all Coalition personnel committed to the defeat of Daesh. Repeated rocket attacks over the last two months by elements of Kata’ib Hezbollah have caused the death of Iraqi Security Forces personnel and a U.S. civilian,” it said in a statement.
“As a result we are now fully committed to protecting the Iraqi bases that host Coalition troops. This has limited our capacity to conduct training with partners and to support their operations against Daesh and we have therefore paused these activities, subject to continuous review.” #trump #iran #iraq