The parliament of Iraq on Sunday has decided to expel the troops of the United States from the country.
In an extraordinary session of the parliament, the lawmakers have unanimously decided to send the United States and foreign troops out of the country.
A statement issued by the Iraqi parliament said that the implementation of the decision to expel the troops is within the obligation of the current government of Iraq.
The lawmakers, citing the Article 59 and 109 of the Constitution of Iraq and in line with their national and regulatory responsibilities as representatives to safeguard the security and sovereignty of Iraq, had signed a five-point bill as follow:
Firstly, the central government in Baghdad is obliged to cancel its request to the US-led military coalition, which was purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist on the grounds, now that military operations have ended in the country, and victory over Daesh has been achieved. The Iraqi government should, therefore, put an end to the presence of any foreign troops and prevent the use of the Iraqi airspace.
Secondly, the government and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces must announce the number of foreign trainers they need, along with their locations, responsibility, and duration of their contracts.
Thirdly, the Foreign Minister of Iraq, on behalf of the government, must turn to the United Nations and the Security Council to file a complaint against the United States for violations of Iraqi sovereignty and security.
Fourthly, the government of Iraq has been required to conduct a thorough investigation into the recent US airstrikes in Baghdad and inform the parliament of its results within seven days from the date of the approval of this bill.
Finally, the plan comes into force once it obtains the parliamentary approval.