MADRID, 10 Jan. –
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has asked the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to send a delegation that can establish the “mechanisms” for the withdrawal of US soldiers from Iraq.
As his office reported this Friday in a statement, the acting prime minister spoke by phone with Pompeo, with whom he spoke of the latest events in the region after the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US bombing in Baghdad and the double attack Iran against bases with a US military presence in Iraq in retaliation.
Abdul Mahdi made it clear to Pompeo Baghdad's rejection of “all operations that violate his sovereignty,” including the attacks carried out by Iran, and transferred that Iraq is making efforts to avoid “becoming a battlefield.”
In the course of the conversation, the Iraqi Al Sumaria chain reports, the prime minister asked Pompeo to send delegates to Iraq with a view to putting in place mechanisms to comply with the resolution passed by the Iraqi Parliament demanding the withdrawal of the US troops