Iraq Rejects US Demand for Partnership in Fight against ISIS

Iraq Rejects US Demand for Partnership in Fight against ISIS
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:27:19

Iraqi Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahamad Jamal announced on Wednesday that Baghdad has rejected Washington’s demand for the deployment of the US ground force to Iraq's war against the ISIS.

"Some of the US military officials and generals of the anti-ISIS coalition forces have indirectly underlined the necessity for dispatching the US ground troops to Iraq to join the combat against the terrorist group," Jamal said.

"But, Iraq is opposed to the presence of any ground force from the US or any other member states of the coalition in the fight against the terrorist groups, because the Iraqi people do not want to see any foreign soldiers on their soil and they do not want to experience the bitter taste of the US military presence on their land once against," the spokesman added.

Earlier this month, the Iraqi popular forces known as Hashed Al-Shaabi also underlined their opposition to the US forces' partnership in fighting against terrorists in the Western province of Anbar.

"The US will not sacrifice even one of its soldiers for Iraq and their present meddling in the government's affairs is a plot to disintegrate Iraq," Karim al-Nouri, a commander of the popular forces, said.

He reminded that Hashed Al-Shaabi has earned many victories against the terrorists, and said, "Therefore, the popular forces will not wait for anyone's permission and will continue fighting against the ISIS;" FNA reported.

string(2007) "[{"id":"1738759","sort":"3411496","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/14/alalam_635778546493992067_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Popular Troops Reject Withdrawal from Iraq’s Ramadi"} ,{"id":"1738350","sort":"3411497","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/13/alalam_635777549260046368_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Peshmerga Retakes Control of 9 Villages in Iraq"} ,{"id":"1737988","sort":"3411498","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/12/alalam_635776604435908078_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"50 Takfiri Fighters Abandon ISIS Terror Group in Iraq"} ,{"id":"1737695","sort":"3411499","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/11/alalam_635775675423782178_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"US Intelligence Chief Revealed Country’s Secret Policy in Iraq and Syria"} ,{"id":"1737489","sort":"3411500","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/10/alalam_635774987102999996_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"Video & Photos: Airstrike in Iraq Destroys ISIS Operating Base"} ,{"id":"1737266","sort":"3411501","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/09/alalam_635774217864497972_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"Video: Iraq Airstrikes on ISIS Positions in Anbar"} ,{"id":"1737237","sort":"3411502","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/09/alalam_635774159315214680_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"45 Kyrgyz-National ISIS Terrorists Killed in Fight in Syria, Iraq"} ,{"id":"1737219","sort":"3411503","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/09/alalam_635774133264480351_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Turkey Deploys Ground Forces into Iraq to Battle Kurdish Militants"} ,{"id":"1737198","sort":"3411504","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/09/alalam_635774060973391824_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iraq’s Defense Minister Unharmed after Sniper Hits Convoy"} ,{"id":"1736949","sort":"3411505","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/08/alalam_635773313365494805_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Gunmen Kidnap Iraq Deputy Justice Minister"} ,{"id":"1736611","sort":"3411506","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2015/09/07/alalam_635772423029868743_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iraqi Tribal Forces Kill ISIL Security Chief in Mosul in Iraq"} ]"