Iraq's Parliament passed a resolution urging the government to expel the foreign troops from Iraq, in an extraordinary session held in Baghdad on Sunday.
The session was regarded of extreme importance by Hasan al-Aqabi, a member of parliament who described the situation in Iraq as «indeed difficult and intense to the extreme possible level. This is an extraordinary situation that is not... Еще comparable to any other situation.»
Another member of parliament, Hasan Salim, regarded this day as «a great day in Iraq's history, as the country's sovereignty was demonstrated by putting an end to the foreign presence in Iraq, especially the American one.»
The non-binding resolution asks the government to cancel the request for military assistance from the US-led coalition and other foreign troops on Iraqi territory.
The resolution was adopted after a US airstrike on Baghdad killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani as well as Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.