The spokesman for Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah brigades) highlighted the group’s support for Iran and Syria and said it will “cut off” the hands of the US if Washington decides to invade the two countries from Iraqi soil.
Speaking to Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV network, Jafaar Hussaini said US President Donald Trump can never think of any invasion against Iran from Iraqi soil.
In case Washington decides to raid Iran or Syria from Iraq, the Kata’ib Hezbollah will “cut off its hands”, the spokesman added.
He further urged Iraqi parliamentarians to present the draft law on the withdrawal of the US troops from the Arab country.
Following Trump’s secret visit to Iraq in December, political groups in the country have stepped up their efforts to persuade the parliament to stand against the presence of US forces in the Arab country.
For the first time since he became US president almost two years ago, Trump paid a surprise visit to American troops in Iraq on December 26. He landed at an airbase west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where he thanked the soldiers for their service.
But Trump’s planned meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi was canceled over a dispute about the location of the meeting.
Meanwhile, Iraqi political parties and figures have condemned Trump’s visit as a violation of their country’s sovereignty.