Khamenei praises Iraqi parliament for voting to expel US troops

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves as he delivers a speech during a meeting with teachers in Tehran. (File photo: Reuters)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei praised Iraq’s parliament for voting to expel US troops from the country in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Our parliament’s enactment yesterday was very good. The day before yesterday, the enactment by the Iraqi parliament on expelling the US was also very good. God willing, He will grant them success and assist them to finish this path successfully,” tweeted Khamenei.

His tweet referred to the Iraqi parliament’s vote to expel US troops following the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes in a US airstrike on Friday.

Khamenei also claimed that Iran’s “enemies” had been “humbled” by the turnout for Soleimani’s funeral, where at least 56 mourners were killed in a stampede.

“Enemies felt humbled by the magnificence of the Iranian nation’s turnout for the funeral of Martyr Soleimani. They may not admit it, but they have no other option but to accept it,” tweeted Khamenei.



Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05