President Donald Trump called Abdul-Mehdi and said “cancel the deal with China, or there will be major protests against him.
SF said on January 7 that the source said that on January 5, the Iraqi Congress voted to approve the decision to deport US troops from the country. Here, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi led the reports to give Congress a closer look at the threat posed by US President Donald Trump and US policy towards Iraq.
In his report, Prime Minister Abdul-Mehdi emphasized US actions to put pressure on him. Specifically, the US has refused to complete some of its infrastructure and grid systems if it does not share 50% of its oil revenue.
Abdul-Mehdi did not give in to the US proposal. Shortly thereafter, the Iraqi Prime Minister went to China and reached an important agreement with Beijing, replacing the US to implement projects in Iraq.
Knowing this information, President Donald Trump called Abdul-Mehdi and said “cancel the deal with China, otherwise there will be massive protests against him, forcing him to leave the seat of Prime Minister.” “.
|Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi|
After that, a large protest took place against Adel Abdul-Mahdi. At this time, Mr. Trump continued to call the Iraqi Prime Minister and threatened to use snipers to attack protesters to pressure the Iraqi government,
Despite pressure from the US, Mr. Adel Abdul-Mahdi refused to resign. While the US continues to pressure the Iraqi government to cancel the deal with China.
Later, when the Iraqi Defense Minister publicly stated that a “third party” was targeting both protesters and security forces, Abdul-Mahdi was supposed to have received a call from President Trump. . During the call, Trump threatened to kill both Abdul-Mahdi and Iraqi Defense Minister if he continued to talk about “third parties”.
Currently information related to President Donald Trump’s threats and pressure on the Iraqi Prime Minister has not been confirmed by the Iraqi Government.
But through US actions in Iraq, especially after the death of General Qasem Soleimani – Commander of the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, it can be seen that the United States is free to act without regard to treason. by the local government.
Earlier, on January 5, the Iraqi National Assembly held an extraordinary session to pass a resolution requiring foreign troops to withdraw from the Middle Eastern nation.
Specifically, Iraqi parliamentarians approved a bill demanding the end of the deal with the US. The agreement allows Washington to send forces to help fight against Islamic State self-proclaimed more than four years ago.
Responding to the move, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would not withdraw troops from Iraq if Baghdad did not pay for the Balad Military Base that US forces had long been stationed in the country.
On January 6, Iraqi army spokesman Abdul Karim Khalaf stated that US troops currently stationed in the Middle East country in the coming days will be restricted and only allowed to participate in training and adviser to the Iraqi army.
The Iraqi army also said that US troops were not allowed to leave the base until a withdrawal plan was developed. US forces will also not be allowed to conduct flights in Iraqi airspace.
Neither the Government nor the Iraqi National Assembly released the timetable for the plan to withdraw foreign troops from the country, and whether the withdrawal would apply to all or only a part of the foreign forces currently stationed. troops in Iraq join the international coalition against IS.