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Patty Aguilar | 05 February, 2019, 18:26

Baghdad is firing back on Monday with calls to potentially boot USA troops out of Iraq in response to President Donald Trump's comments that he wants to keep them there to "watch Iran".

He said the troops would soon be moving to the huge Al Asad Airbase in Iraq's Anbar province and that their new tasks would include protecting Israel and keeping an eye on Iran, which his administration has accused of being the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and of wanting to acquire nuclear weapons.

He further urged Iraqi parliamentarians to present the draft law on the withdrawal of the USA troops from the Arab country. "Trump did not ask us to keep USA troops to watch Iran". "Iraq's constitution does not allow our territory of our country to be used against our neighbors", he explained.

"The last thing that Iraqis want is for Iraq to become some kind of a battleground in a proxy war with Iran or a launching ground for some kind of attack on Iran", Blinken, a CNN global affairs analyst, said on "CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin".

Iraq's president has hit back at comments made by Donald Trump, saying that the United States president did not ask Iraq's permission for USA troops stationed there to "watch Iran".

"Iran is our neighbor", the Iraqi leader said.

The fortune the U.S. spent on the Ayn al-Assad airbase west of Ramadi must be used effectively and United States troops must stay in the region to protect Israel, the president continued. "The U.S.is a major power.but do not pursue your own policy priorities, we live here".

On Dec. 19, the Trump administration announced that it would be pulling all USA forces from Syria.

In an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation", he said U.S. troops in Iraq were also needed to monitor Iran.

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"I want to be able to watch Iran", he said. United States policy has been to keep troops in place until the jihadists are eradicated.

He added: "Any action taken outside this framework is unacceptable".

Two attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq occurred this weekend, targeting oil police and other security forces, local media report.

US troops are now supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in their final battle against the last ISIS strongholds in eastern Syria, where it's estimated that about 2,000 ISIS fighters remain.

Hassan al-Kaabi, the first deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament, issued a statement Sunday saying parliament would work on a bill to end the presence of US troops in the country in its next session.

Citing a statement by al-Kaabi, Rudaw said the deputy speaker pledged to pass a law "terminating the security agreement with America, in addition to ending the presence of American military trainers and advisors and foreigners on Iraqi soil". His visit sparked outrage in Iraq when he failed to meet with any Iraqi officials.

But Trump's planned meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi was canceled over a dispute about the location of the meeting. It is something Mr Trump referred to when he visited the base in December.

"We're at 99 percent right now, we'll be at 100", he said on CBS's "Face the Nation". He also slammed the notion that the USA has a base in Iraq, reminding the world that the military bases in Iraq are Iraqi and foreigners are there as guests only. There are few US troops on the ground actually fighting or providing targeting information.

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