BERLIN (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 15th January, 2020) The Iraqi prime minister wants Germany to keep its troops but the Iraqi parliament's vote to expel all foreign forces cannot be ignored, the German foreign minister said Wednesday.
He added that the Iraqi parliament's resolution calling on the government to end foreign presence "is not something you can get around." In his words, Baghdad needs to figure this out with the lawmakers.
"They are highly respected and want to continue their work ... I advocated for this during political talks here in Iraq today," she said in a video posted by her ministry.
The Iraqi parliament's vote came shortly after a US killing of a top Iranian general during his visit to Baghdad earlier in January. Iran responded by firing missiles at two Iraqi bases hosting soldiers from the United States and its allies. No one was hurt.