Trump Threatens Iraq With Sanctions

Trump Threatens Iraq With Sanctions

In response to the strike that took out Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, the Iraqi parliament voted on and passed a measure that would drastically interfere with crucial US operations in the Middle East.

Iraq’s new policy calls for its government to work toward removing US forces currently stationed in the country.

President Trump, understanding how important our stabilizing presence is to the region, threatened Iraq if they were to follow through with this new resolution.

During an interview, Trump said:

“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… If there’s any hostility, that they do anything we think is inappropriate, we are going to put sanctions on Iraq, very big sanctions on Iraq.”

He then added:

“We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.”

America has already invested so much into the war on terror and combating ISIS. With tensions exploding with Iran, there seems to be no good reason for us to leave now.

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