US State Department: Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad to select a new prime minister for Iraq

07/12/2019 - 16:12 Published in News/Iraq

US Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker confirms his country's support for Iraqi demonstrators and announced that Qassem Soleimani is in Baghdad to select a new prime minister for Iraq.

David Schenker, the US Assistant Secretary of State, in an interview with Al Arabiya TV, announced that his country supports Iraqi demonstrators who demonstrate against corruption and the provision of services.

He added that Qassem Soleimani, Leader of the Iranian Quds Corps in Baghdad, for the purpose of identifying a new prime minister for Iraq, this is considered a clear interference in the Iraqi affairs and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

He announced that the Iraqi government should arrest Soleimani on the UN Security Council resolution.