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Iraqi PM condemns deadly US strike as ‘massive breach of sovereignty’

Iraqi PM condemns deadly US strike as ‘massive breach of sovereignty’

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi condemned on Friday the “assassination” of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad.

The airstrike on Baghdad International Airport is an act of aggression on Iraq and breach of its sovereignty that will lead to war in Iraq, the region and the world, he said in a statement.

Abdul-Mahdi called the airstrike a “massive breach of sovereignty,” saying “the two martyrs were huge symbols of the victory” against the Daesh terror group.

Abdul-Mahdi also said the strike was an outrageous breach of the conditions for the presence of U.S. forces in the country.

He invited parliament to convene an extraordinary session, calling on them to take legislative actions that would safeguard Iraq’s dignity, security and sovereignty.

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