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.

He said the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq is non-negotiable, especially as former Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi had worked on the matter and the parliament has also passed a resolution on the pullout of the foreign forces.

“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…

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