Member of the advisory board of the American President, Gabriel Soma, said on Wednesday 8/1-2020 that the Iraqi parliament’s vote on the request to leave the American forces was not legal according to the council’s internal regulations, while noting that a large part of the people’s representatives did not participate in voting on the decision.
Gabriel Soma said, during his hosting of the “Point of View” program presented by Dr. Nabil Jassem on the “Tigris” channel, that “America came to Iraq at his request to confront ISIS,” noting that “there is a constitutional opinion in America saying that the Iraqi government is resigned and its request to leave the forces The US is illegal, according to the internal system of the Iraqi cabinet. ”
Soma added, “The boycott of the Sunnis and the Kurds for the voting session on the exit of the American forces in Parliament means that an important part of the Iraqi people did not participate in drafting the resolution.”
On the other hand, he stressed that “the coming of Haider al-Abadi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi to power was an Iranian-American agreement, and the issue can be repeated in the future to choose new heads of government.”
On the escalation between the United States and Iran, Soma said, “there is an unspoken agreement to solve the problem in a peaceful way to reduce tension in the region.”
Regarding the Iranian attack that targeted American forces in Anbar and Erbil, a member of the American President’s Advisory Council said, “A third of the missiles launched by Iran did nothing, and a group of counter-missiles launched from Erbil dropped two of the missiles.”
Regarding the assassination of the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, he stated, “The strike was due to Soleimani’s planning with (Hezbollah) and (Hezbollah Brigades) to take military action against the American embassies in Baghdad and Beirut, as well as military sites in Syria and Iraq, and what America did was In self-defense, “stating that” Trump could not inform the Congress of the process because it was necessary, and for fear of information leakage. ”
And on the subject of Iraq to US economic sanctions, it is likely, “Washington will impose sanctions on Iraq if he insists on his position on the request to leave the American forces.”