Basnews-ERBIL – No foreign forces are allowed to stay in Iraq, Head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri said on Wednesday during a special ceremony held to remember the fallen militiamen of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi during the war against the Islamic State (IS).
Amiri argued that the law for ousting the foreign forces out of Iraq has been issued by the parliament in 2011, and that “there is no need to repeat that again,” as cited by Kurdistan 24.
He further thanked Iran for “its sacrifices and support” to Iraq, especially during the fight against IS.
“Iran, since the beginning of the war [against the IS], opened the door of its weapons depots for Iraq and supported us by all means, while all sides were trying to escape from Iraq and thought that Iraq would fall,” Amiri added.
“The other countries didn’t wake up until Daesh got close to [Kurdistan Region’s capital] Erbil and then they decided to form the anti-IS coalition.”