Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafá al Kazemi has received a guarantee from the President of the United States, Donald Trump, that the US Army will leave the country for good for the next three years, as indicated on his return from the meeting held this Thursday with the US -Presidents in the White House.
“President Trump has confirmed that the US armed forces will withdraw from Iraq for the next three years and they are discussing their deployment outside Iraq,” said the prime minister this Friday in an interview with the state-run Al Iraqiya published by the Official Iraqi News Agency NINA.
Even so, Trump told him that the current US military presence in the country, where it already has only 5,200 officially confirmed troops, “is very small, but Iraq needs these forces to train and develop the army and security forces . “.
“We look forward to the day (the military) no longer has to be in Iraq,” added the Iraqi prime minister, who took office in May and agreed a month later with the United States to cut down on outstanding US Military personnel continue. in the country and that they were part of the international coalition against the terrorist organization Islamic State.