US Sec. Of State Mike Pompeo refuses Iraqi Prime Minister’s request for US troop withdrawal from Iraq
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State has rejected the Iraqi Prime Minister’s request to begin plans to remove US military troops from Iraq following the US drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on US soil.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi made the request in a telephone call with Mike Pompeo on Thursday night, Abdul’s office said in a statement.
According to the statement, he also told Pompeo that U.S. strikes in Iraq were an unacceptable breach of Iraqi sovereignty and a violation of the security agreements between both nations.