The Iraqi Parliament voted for the adoption of retaliatory measures in connection with the signing by US President Donald trump of the decree for the restriction of entry into the country of Muslims. It is reported by Al Sumaria.
As explained by the source channel, the decision was made on the recommendation of the Committee on international Affairs. The resolution refers to the response from Baghdad if Washington does not change its position.
In addition, the document contains an appeal to the UN and the Arab League (the Arab League) to take a firm and unequivocal stance condemning the actions of the American authorities. As explained by an unnamed source, Iraq is also in favour of convening an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic cooperation.
In turn, the publication Politico says that a specific retaliatory measures against US citizens are not reported, but it is also unclear whether they will spread to the us military stationed in Iraq.
Previously, on 30 January, the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit called on the President of the United States to revise the provisions of its decree. “The decision of Donald trump to strike at the unity of the family and relations between the peoples of the United States and Arab countries in General,” he said.
According to him, given the scale of the tragedy in Syria, a ban on entry of its citizens in the United States is alarming.
January 27, trump signed a decree according to which the U.S. prohibits the entry of holders of green cards to citizens of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan. In addition, for a period of 120 days priostanovleno the admission of Syrian refugees. The document notes that the entry of Syrian migrants are detrimental to the interests of the United States.
The American leader, commenting on his decision, explained that the measure was not directed against Muslims, but against terrorists. According to him, the issuance of visas to citizens of all countries will resume as soon as additional measures will be taken in security policy within 90 days.