Washington-Iraq Press -17 April: in a different position to previous statements criticized Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, during his recent visit to Washington, the appearance of the commander of the Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qassem Soleimani in Salahuddin battles, and it was considered encroachment on the sovereignty of Iraq.
Abadi said during a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden, that "Iraqis do not accept to say that others are doing it on their behalf."
Abadi, who said, earlier, that he "heard about the existence of Qassem Soleimani, but did not meet him, and that his appearance on the battlefields is subject to the orders of the Iraqi government in coordination with Tehran", this time took a stand "firm" about the criticism of the Iraqi government because of the "dominance" Iran's leaders when he said "I am very upset that happens, and I'm talking with the Iranians about it," stressing the need for "the existence of the government, people must believe that democracy can succeed."
Haider al-Abadi also stressed during his meeting Biden, that the "strategic cooperation between the United States and Iraq will send a message reassure Iraqis and fighters on the ground" .anthy (1)
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