US rejects Iraqi parliament’s call to withdraw troops
18 January 2020 | 12:42 pm
Washington and Baghdad should not discuss troop withdrawal, the US State Department has said, refusing parliament's request for US soldiers to leave. Protesters in Iraq urged both the US and Iran to stop their meddling.
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