Iraq still does not want 'Iranian' militias

World October 23, 2017 13:33

baghdad - The Iraqi government is not going to force Iran-supported militias to stop their activities in Iraq. US Secretary Rex Tillerson called on the militia and their Iranian advisors to 'go home' on Sunday but did not receive support from Baghdad.

The US minister said Sunday that the role of the militias has been played now that the fight against Islamic state is almost behind. The office of Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi later stated in a statement that 'no party has the right to interfere with Iraqi issues. 'That verdict was attributed to a' source 'around the prime minister.

The Iraqi armed forces receive weapons and other support from the US, but are also supported by the militias. The so-called People's Mobility forces receive support from Tehran: an ally in the struggle against Islamic state, but also a regional rival of Washington.

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