After Donald Trump threatened Iraq, they responded to take legal sanctions against the United States.
Iraqi Shiite lawmaker Anaam al-Khizaee has said Iraq will take “legal action” against the U.S should president Donald Trump proceeds with implementing his sanction threats on Iraq, an ally to the United States.
After the Iraqi parliament voted on Sunday to terminate the presence of “all foreign troops on Iraqi soil”, President Trump made his remark reacting to the outcome of the vote decision. The vote represented a rebuke
of the US over its targeted airstrike on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq early Friday, which was condemned by Iraqi lawmakers as a flagrant breach of the country’s
sovereignty and a violation of international agreements.
Anaam al-Khizaee wrote on tweeter “The head of the American administration threatens chaos … and we will respond with the law. The United States of America will pay much … money! The bill “Criminalizing
American Forces” will be my next response to the American violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Our date is close”. “My next response to the American violation of Iraq sovereignty will be by criminalizing the American
troops” with legal action, al-Khizaee further added on Twitter.
In response to the Sunday vote, Trump replied with this threat “If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis. We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever.” “It’ll make Iranian
sanctions look somewhat tame,” he added.
According to Donald Trump, Iraq should repay all costs incurred in maintaining an American troop in Iraq if they want to choose to violate the agreement that permits them to stay in Iraq.
Since the U.S airstrike ordered by Trump to kill Iraqi general Qasem Soleimani, there has been increasing tension in the Middle East with many fearing a war outbreak between the United States and Iraq.