Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric on Wednesday joined a chorus of politicians and religious leaders in criticizing recent statements by President Donald Trump, in which he said US troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran.

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said Iraq aspires to have “good and balanced relations” with all of its neighbors “based on mutual interests and without intervention in internal affairs.”

Iraq “rejects being a launching pad for harming any other country,” he said during a meeting with UN Iraq envoy Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert at the cleric’s base in Najaf.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi reminded Trump late on Tuesday that there are no US bases in his country, and said he doesn’t accept the idea of Iraq becoming an arena for fighting a neighboring state, AP said.

 

 

Source: RT

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gzman501 .

For the US not to have bases in Iraq, they sure launch a lot of attacks from there. It’s not like they haven’t attacked the SAA from there numerous times. When is it ever a good idea to have a backstabbing ally in your country…especially when they are attacking your own army, not to mention the army of an ally…all while aiding and abetting the enemy. Is all that is required is for the US to say they didn’t do it, when intel says they did?…or that it was all a terrible mistake? How many ‘mistakes’ does it take for… Read more »

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Nur Muhd

ayatollah sistani has spoken – damned and doomed first rated idiots who are in total arrogance mode will face the wrath of the iraqi nation

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johnny was

is the god botherer is going senile, as he forget iraq attacked iran, gassed the kurds and invaded kuwait?

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At the behest of who? Who supplied the gas? Creating a vs b to benefit c is an old game