‘Iranian MPs opened Parliament on Sunday with lawmakers chanting in unison: ‘death to America’ as politicians in Iraq urged the government to oust thousands of US troops.
Parliament speaker Ali Larijani compared Soleimani’s killing to the 1953 CIA-backed coup that cemented the shah’s power and to the U.S. Navy’s shootdown of an Iranian passenger plane in 1988 that killed 290 people.
He also described American officials as following ‘the law of the jungle.’
‘Mr. Trump! This is the voice of Iranian nation. Listen!’ Larijani said as lawmakers chanted.
Meanwhile, Iraq’s parliament on Sunday urged the government to oust thousands of American troops from the country, stepping up pressure over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad.
Iraq’s foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador, while caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi attended an extraordinary parliamentary session to slam the strike as a ‘political assassination.’
He joined 168 lawmakers — just enough for quorum in Iraq’s 329-seat parliament — to discuss the ousting of US troops.
‘The parliament has voted to commit the Iraqi government to cancel its request to the international coalition for help to fight IS,’ speaker Mohammed Halbusi announced.
The cabinet would have to approve any decision but the premier had earlier indicated support for an ouster.’