All foreign military forces must leave Iraq at year end: Al-Amiri
Days before the scheduled withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq, Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the Al-Fatah Alliance, confirms the rejection of any military presence "under any name and any pretext."
On Tuesday, the head of the Al-Fatah Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri, set several demands regarding the withdrawal of foreign military forces from Iraq, three days before the deadline for withdrawal.
In a statement, Al-Amiri stressed the "necessity of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces (of all types) from Iraq by December 31, 2021," noting that "any combat presence under any name and any pretext will not be accepted."
He added that all "bases or wings of Iraqi bases" occupied by foreign forces after December 31, 2021, must be handed over to the Iraqi army or security services, especially the Harir and Ain Al-Assad bases.
Al-Amiri stressed that any need for the presence of "advisers, trainers or technicians must be accurately assessed by the senior military leaders, with a clear statement of the reasons." He noted that this presence must be regulated with a "written agreement between the Iraqi and US governments and in accordance with the Iraqi laws in force."
Al-Amiri also made it clear that the entry and exit of all advisors, technicians, and trainers should take place "in accordance with the laws that guarantee respect for the sovereignty of the country," calling also to "achieve full sovereignty over Iraqi airspace."
Al Mayadeen correspondent had reported a meeting that brings together a number of leaders of the coordination framework with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, in Al-Hananah in the Najaf governorate, tomorrow. Our correspondent pointed out that the head of the Al-Fatah Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri, the Secretary-General of Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq Qais Khazali, and the head of the National Contract Alliance Faleh Fayadh will be present.
Iraq's supreme court ratifies Oct 10 election results
On Monday, Iraq's supreme court ratified the results of the Iraqi legislative elections which took place on October 10 after rejecting a motion by the Fatah alliance that was at odds with the defeat in the polls.
With the ratification, a new parliament can hold its inaugural session within two weeks, according to Iraqi law.
"The Federal Supreme Court has ratified the results of the legislative elections," its media officer announced in a brief statement.
Al-Fatah alliance: Abide despite disdain
On Monday, Hadi Al-Amiri, head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, stressed that he will abide by the Federal Court's decision, "despite our deep and firm belief that the electoral process was marred by a lot of fraud and manipulation."
Al-Amiri said in a statement that this commitment comes "out of our keenness to abide by the constitution and the law, our fear for Iraq's security and political stability, and our belief in the political process and its democratic path through the peaceful exchange of power through election boxes."