The former Iraqi Prime Minister said that the US government did everything possible to prevent the expulsion of US forces from Iraqi territory.

Iran Press/Middle East: Former Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said that the US President Donald Trump put a lot of pressure on the Baghdad government to prevent the implementation of the Iraqi parliament's plan to expel US forces.

Abdul-Mahdi emphasized that the assassination of the martyr Qasem Soleimani, the late commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps of Iran, and "Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis" in Iraq, was the crossing of all red lines by the Americans.

General Qasem Soleimani, who traveled to Iraq on January 3 at the official invitation of Iraqi officials, was killed along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and eight others in an airstrike by US aggression and terrorist forces near Baghdad airport in Iraq.

The US military presence in Iraq has become a hot-button issue in the country since a US drone bombed and assassinated top Iraqi and Iranian military commanders near Baghdad international airport on Friday 3 January 2020.

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