RT: Iraq Forbids US From Iran Attack

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to voters on February 17, 2016 in Bluffton, South Carolina. Trump addressed the Sun City Republicans with three days remaining before the South Carolina Republican primary. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Baghdad will not allow Washington to use its military bases to launch an attack on Iran, the country’s president stressed, thrashing Donald Trump’s warmongering policies towards the Islamic Republic.

“We do not want our territory to be a staging post for any hostile action against any of our neighbors, including Iran,” Iraq’s President Barham Salih told CNN, noting that there is no agreement between Baghdad and Washington that could make Donald Trump think he can use it as such.

ALSO ON RT.COM$300 oil? US war with Iran spells catastrophe for global economy, expert tells RTIn February, the US President said that around 5,000 soldiers should remain in Iraq to keep a close “watch” on Iran. While at the time Trump said he would not use Iraq as a springboard to strike Iran, the growing US vendetta against the Islamic Republic could see all American assets in the region drawn into the confrontation, should large-scale conflict erupt.

The US was poised to launch retaliatory strikes against Tehran last week after the country shot down an RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone over its territorial waters. President Trump said Friday that he canceled the attack after being told that as many as 150 people could die.

ALSO ON RT.COMTrump threatens Iran with ‘OBLITERATION’ by ‘overwhelming force’ if it attacks ‘anything American’However, on Tuesday, Trump threatened the Islamic Republic with a total “obliteration” if it attacks “anything American.” At the same time, the US president admitted that he has no exit strategy should he choose to go to war.

You’re not going to need an exit strategy. I don’t do exit strategies.

In the meantime, Salih recalled the bitter experience of the American invasion of his country, reminding Washington that it is quick to start a war without thinking of potential consequences.

It’s easy to start a war, but very, very difficult to end a war.

ALSO ON RT.COM‘How many has US killed?’ Zarif slams Washington hypocrisy, says Iran will never produce nukes


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2 COMMENTS

  1. If we liberated Iraq and the people are now freed,
    how welcoming are the people of Iraq to American tourists ?

    Is it currently considered safe for an American family of four to walk the streets of Baghdad ?

    Do they throw flowers at our feet and thank us ?

  2. What if Trump is smart enough to know the results of a conventional war would not be favorable, would he be crazy enough to order a first strike nuclear attack on Iran using high-yield weapons? Would anyone in the US chain of command (both those who do and do not take orders from a higher level) stop him from doing so, and would anyone retaliate with their own “strategic” nuclear weapons, or just shake their heads and say too bad?

    We know various factions of the insane sky god believers think they can bring on a new better reality through world war and mass destruction.

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