Iraq militia threatens USA forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Of trump Jerusalem in the Iraqi foreign Ministry had summoned the US Ambassador

Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Today the Iraqi foreign Ministry urged the US Ambassador to meet and discuss this issue.

Trump announced plans on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, in addition to plans to move the USA capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

There are more than 5,000 USA troops in Iraq, part of an worldwide coalition providing air and ground support in Iraqi forces' fight against Islamic State militants.

It fights under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a mostly Iranian-backed coalition of Shi'ite militias that played a role in combating Islamic State.

In November, Ted Poe from the US House of Representatives proposed imposing "terrorism-related sanctions" on Nujaba.

Nujaba's leader Akram al-Kaabi was earlier designated by the Department of the Treasury "for threatening the peace and stability of Iraq".

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Thursday that President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel brings a greater chance of peace in the region.

A prominent Iraqi militia, the Iran-backed Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, said Trump's decision could become a "legitimate reason" to attack USA forces in Iraq. The president admitted the move will cause dissent, but says it could help resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

On Thursday, the Iraqi government demanded the U.S. reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

In its statement, Iraq also demanded on Thursday that the United States government backtrack on a decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital saying that "we caution against the risky repercussions of this decision on the stability of the region and the world".

Al-Abadi called on the US government to reverse that decision, because it can lead to an escalation of extremism and atmosphere conducive to terrorism around the world.

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