The Iraqi Resistance Coordination Commission (IRCC) has said the United States is not serious about leaving the Arab country, stressing that the American dream that its troops will be at peace in Iraq is a mere “illusion” that will never come true.
“It becomes clearer to us every day that the occupying forces of the United States are not serious in fulfilling the demand of our dear nation to implement the Iraqi parliament’s bill regarding their withdrawal,” the IRCC said in a statement on Tuesday.
It was referring to a bill that was passed into law on January 3, 2020 by the Iraqi parliament requiring the Iraqi government to end the presence of the US-led foreign forces in the country.
The bill came two days after the US assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Suleimani and deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis near the Baghdad International Airport.
Tuesday’s statement said the Iraqi resistance groups have waited so far so as to give yet another chance to the American forces to leave the country as demanded by the law.
It called on the Iraqi government to fulfill its duty of expelling the occupying forces from Iraq, but added that it seems the US insists on maintaining its occupying troops in the Arab country.
The US, according to the statement, intends to retain its forces in the current bases and also take control of Iraqi airspace in order to spy on areas that are bereft of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
“The US dream that its occupying soldiers will feel at ease and that their bases will be in peace and stability in Iraq is an illusion that will never come true,” the IRCC added.
Meanwhile, the secretary general of the Badr Organization Hadi Al-Amiri also reiterated the call to fully expel foreign combat forces from Iraq by the end of 2021.
Al-Amiri said all bases in which foreign troops were active must be handed over to the Iraqi army by the end of the current year.
“The entry and exit of advisers, technical forces, and trainers must be done in accordance with the law and with respect for the Iraqi government,” Al-Amiri, who is also the leader of the Fatah Alliance (Conquest Alliance) political coalition, maintained.
Source: Press TV