Iraqi president takes aim at Trump over using country to watch Iran

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Published on Monday, the report authored by the Pentagon and State Department inspectors-general also blamed Turkey for spoiling the US-backed Kurdish militia's operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), and predicts no end to strife in the region, going against President Donald Trump's order to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Iraqi politicians on Monday hit back at Donald Trump after the United States president said he plans to keep American forces in the country to spy on Iran. "And one of the reasons I want to keep it is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem", he said.

US President Donald Trump's pledge on Sunday to keep American troops in Iraq has been condemned as "an insult" to national sovereignty, fuelling growing calls for Baghdad to expel "foreign forces". "It's perfectly situation for looking all over different parts of the troubled Middle East rather than pulling up".

General Joseph L. Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, told senators Tuesday that Trump did not consult him before making his announcement that he planned to bring U.S. troops home from Syria "now".

Republican opposition to Mr Trump has been rare during his first two years in office but is growing, especially over foreign policy, which was due to form about half of his annual address to Congress last night....

Trump's decision to leave Syria, which he initially said would be rapid but later slowed down, shocked US allies led to the resignations of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and the top envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk.

"This only makes things worse... it's a foolish statement and it doesn't achieve anything and it also makes American troops vulnerable", he added, noting that USA soldiers are "very unpopular" in the country. No timeline has been publicly discussed as to when the withdrawal of all American forces will be completed, but military officials expect it to be out by spring.

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Trump's comments come in the face of warnings by USA intelligence chiefs that a precipitous United States withdrawal from Afghanistan and Syria could allow a resurgence by Al-Qaeda and IS. The U.S.is a major power. but we do not pursue your own policy priorities.

Don't overburden Iraq with your own issues. "We're going to be watching, and watching closely".

The U.S. -led coalition fighting against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq Monday denied it faced a head-to-head encounter with the Iran-backed militia known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in the Nineveh province of Iraq.

Starting this week, the new Congress is stepping up its oversight of US military operations in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa, and the planned drawdowns of troops from several of those places.

Trump abruptly tweeted plans for a USA pullout from Syria in December, arguing that the Islamic State group had been defeated even though his intelligence chiefs have said it remains a threat.

Responding if he would consider leaving behind a small USA military contingent in Afghanistan, the American commander-in-chief said, "Yes". ISIS would depict a USA pullout from Syria as a win in its global propaganda outlets.

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