“The nonbinding resolution – passed with the backing of Shiite politicians – urges Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to rescind Iraq’s invitation to U.S. forces that helped rescue the country after Islamic State overran about one third of its territory in 2014,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Mr. Abdul-Mahdi called on lawmakers to support the resolution, but it wasn’t clear how he would proceed. He resigned as prime minister last year and has since presided over a caretaker government.”
In remarks to reporters while on Air Force, Trump slammed Iraq over their vote, saying that if U.S. troops are forced to leave the country, he will hit Iraq with “very big” sanctions.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that the United States is prepared and continues to prepare for any response Iran may decide on.
Trump also threatened Iran with “major retaliation” if they carried out any attacks in response to the U.S. military killing Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
The news comes as Iran has said that it has identified approximately 35 targets to hit in response to the U.S. killing their terrorist leader.