Iraqi resistance groups reserve right to fight against foreign occupation forces, lawmaker says

Iraqi resistance groups reserve right to fight against foreign occupation forces, lawmaker says

An Iraqi legislator says it would be legitimate for the country’s anti-terror resistance groups, which are part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, to force US-led military forces to leave in case the occupation forces prolong their presence in the Arab country.

“Americans must leave Iraqi territories. They have no other option. There is no reason for American troops at all to remain in Iraq,” Ali al-Fatlawi, a member of the Fatah (Conquest) Alliance, told Iraq’s Arabic-language al-Ahad news agency on Monday.

“Iraq will utilize all legal and diplomatic means to prevent a prolonged US military presence,” he underlined.

Fatlawi noted, “If Americans do not leave Iraq after the deadline and continue their deployment, it will then be legitimate and legal for resistance forces to confront their occupation.”

The remarks come a day after the spokesman for the political bureau of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq lambasted a prolonged presence of US-led forces…

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