Two Iraqi lawmakers urge end to security, arms deals with US
Two senior Iraqi lawmakers are calling on the parliament and government to terminate security and arms deals with the United States and to find other weapons suppliers after Washington’s failure to fulfill its commitments.
Niazi Maamar Oglu said Washington is not serious in the fight against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists and has failed to live up to its security commitments.
The US is leading a military campaign against the ISIL, but critics believe that Washington has failed to effectively weaken the militants.
The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Iraq and Syria. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. They have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Since August last year, the US and some of its allies have been conducting airstrikes against what they say are ISIL positions in Iraq. Some members of the US-led coalition also started bombarding “ISIL targets” inside Syria in September.
However, the raids have so far failed to dislodge the Takfiri group.
Another Iraqi lawmaker, A’alia Enseyyef, said the security agreement between Baghdad and Washington has not been fruitful, urging the government to cancel the deal.
Iraqi officials have long complained that the US has failed to fulfill its promise of supplying advanced fighter aircraft and military hardware to the Iraqi army.
The US has pledged military aid to Iraq in its fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants.