Iraqi parliament votes to remove foreign troops, drawing sanctions threat from US president The Middle East is grappling with the United States’ assassination of Qassem Soleimani.
In an extraordinary session on Sunday, Iraq’s parliament voted to remove foreign troops. U.S. president President threatened what he calls ‘very big sanctions’ on Iraq if American troops are forced to leave. The military alliance NATO has suspended its training mission in Iraq, fearing soldiers could be attacked in reprisal for the killing of Iran’s top military commander. What are the consequences for Iraq and the Middle East if all foreign soldiers leave?