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Iraqi President hits back at Trump over comments on U.S. presence

Feb 05, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Iraq's President hit back at Donald Trump on Monday for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighbouring Iran, saying the U.S.

leader did not ask for Iraq's permission to do so.

"We find these comments strange," said Barham Salih, speaking at a forum in Baghdad.

Mr. Trump's comments added to concerns in Iraq about the United States' long-term intentions, particularly after it withdraws its troops from Syria. Mr.Trump has angered Iraqi politicians and Irania...