PMU Chief Reiterates Expulsion of US Forces from Iraq

8:59 - January 18, 2021
News ID: 3473723
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The chairman of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) – better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, underlined the need for implementation of a bill ratified by the country’s parliament on the expulsion of US forces.


Falih al-Fayyadh said the bill ought to be implemented and all foreign troops, especially the American forces, must leave Iraq.

“We want to have relations with everyone but it should be based on dignity, respect for (Iraq’s) sovereignty and mutual interests,” he added.

Fayyadh made the remarks in a ceremony held in Al-Anbar Governorate on Sunday to commemorate Iranian Commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.  

On January 3, 2020, a US drone strike authorized by President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport killed top Iranian anti-terror commander General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the PMU’s deputy chief.

Both commanders were admired by Muslim nations for their role in eliminating the US-sponsored Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Just two days after the assassination, Iraqi lawmakers approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.




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