IQNA

9:49 - March 14, 2020
News ID: 3470901
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraq’s Sunni Scholars Association condemned the recent attack by US forces targeting Iraqi police and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

 

In a statement on Friday, the association underlined that Iraqis are capable of forcing US troops out of the country, as they did before.

It added that the US had better withdraw its forces from the Arab country, as it is doing in Afghanistan.

Earlier in the day, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned the US and British ambassadors to Baghdad over a string of airstrikes carried out by the United States against multiple locations of the PMU, better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Shaabi.

“Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim held an emergency meeting in which the ministry’s undersecretaries, advisors, and official spokesman discussed the measures regarding the recent American aggression,” the ministry’s spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf said in a statement published on the official Twitter page of the ministry on Friday.

 He added the foreign minister “ordered the summoning of the United States and British ambassadors to Baghdad (Matthew H. Tueller and Stephen Hickey respectively).”

President Barham Salih also censured the US airstrikes in Iraq, which killed at least one civilian and five security personnel early on Friday.

“The Presidency of the Republic (of Iraq) condemns the foreign bombardment that targeted several locations inside Iraq, including Karbala airport which is under construction, and led to the martyrdom and wounding of members of the Iraqi security forces and civilians,” Salih said in a statement published on the official Twitter page of the presidency.

 

 

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Tags: Iraq ، Sunni scholars ، PMU
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