Trump compromises Iraq with sanctions on the off chance that US troops are kicked out
The Iraqi parliament wants to send all US soldiers out of the country, which is not well received in the White House. President Donald Trump faces the consequences – and demands money for an air force base.
Tensions are growing not only between the United States and Iran but also between Washington and the government in Baghdad, Iraq. US President Donald Trump has now threatened Iraq with drastic sanctions in the event of the hostile expulsion of some 5,000 US soldiers from the country.
If the country does not meet the US conditions for a withdrawal, the US government will impose sanctions “like never before,” Trump said journalists travelling with them on Sunday evening (local time) while returning from the state of Florida to Washington.
In addition, the United States would not leave Iraq unless the country paid for the US Air Force base there: “We have a costly air force base there. The construction cost billions of dollars long before my time. We will not leave before we do don’t pay for it. ”
Trump also said that his government could consider publishing intelligence related to the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimanis. The pressure on the US government to justify the deadly attack on Iraqi soil is growing daily.