Iraqi parliament backs government push to expel foreign troops

Iraq's parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad. A special session passed...

Iraqi parliament backs government push to expel foreign troops

Iraqi parliament backs government push to expel foreign troopsIraq's parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad. A special session passed a resolution saying that the Shi'ite-led government, which is close to Iran, should cancel its request for assistance from a U.S.-led coalition. "Despite the internal and external difficulties that we might face, it remains best for Iraq on principle and practically," said caretaker premier Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in November amid street protests.