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Iraq-Usa: phone call during the night to withdraw American troops

Baghdad: "rejection of any violation of sovereignty"

Adel Abdul-Mahdi, resigned Iraqi prime minister asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to forward "US" delegation to Baghdad and discuss mechanisms for withdrawing foreign troops from Iraq following the killing of the Iraqi general Soleimani (see AVIONEWS). The request was made during a phone call that took place overnight between the two of them. In a statement released following the confrontation it reads: "the Prime Minister said that American forces entered Iraq and drones flew into its airspace without the permission of the Iraqi authorities and this is a violation of bilateral agreements".

The same document states that Pompeo contacted Abdul-Mahdi. The Iraqi premier reiterated the request for withdrawal of American troops and stressed that Iran rejects any violation of its sovereignty.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency