“Legally, the ministerial council for national security can take the decision which they find on the benefits of Iraq without the approval of the parliament, we agreed in the national security meeting that the benefits of Iraq is the end of forces existence in Iraq” said PM
— Mustafa Salim (@Mustafa_salimb) January 5, 2020
• The Iraqi parliament voted to oust the thousands of U.S. service members stationed in Iraq
• The U.S. military says it will halt its fight against ISIS in Iraq
• Iran state TV reports Iran will no longer abide by the limits of the 2015 nuclear deal https://t.co/2YIPsx9CdJ
— NPR (@NPR) January 5, 2020
Iraqi lawmakers chanted “death to America” in the parliamentary chambers before voting to expel U.S. troops from the country in a special parliamentary session on Sunday. https://t.co/brE3xR3LV7
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 5, 2020
Scoop: Trump officials tried to stop Iraqi expulsion vote https://t.co/GXaWxUdKFd
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 5, 2020
Trump threatens Iraq with harshest sanctions. This debacle is just snowballing.
First we invade you, then we break you & then sanction you. #Iraq #SoleimaniAssassination https://t.co/cgudcqtXjU
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 6, 2020
Trump also tells pool he will slap Iraq with “very big sanctions” if they force US troops to leave. “We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 6, 2020