Moscow calls on Baghdad, Washington to agree on troops withdrawal from Iraq

Moscow calls on Baghdad, Washington to agree on troops withdrawal from Iraq
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  • calendar-gray 27 January 2020

Washington and Baghdad must come to a mutually acceptable agreement on the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq amid rising tensions in the Middle Eastern country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"We always proceed from the fact that the issue of the presence of foreign troops on the territory of any country is decided primarily in the relationship between the authorities of this country and the state that sends these troops", Ryabkov said.

Three missiles landed on the territory of the US embassy late on 26 January, with one of the missiles hitting the embassy’s restaurant, Al Arabiya reported, citing security sources. Several people were reportedly injured. All personnel and people on the territory of the embassy were evacuated from the embassy by helicopter. Iraq's acting Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi pledged that those responsible for the attack would be punished.

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