Trump Administration Begins Drafting Iraq Sanctions

US Department of Defense

The Trump Administration has begun drafting possible sanctions to be placed on Iraq after the country’s parliament voted to expel the US military.

According to The Hill:

Senior administration officials have reportedly begun drawing up potential economic sanctions against Iraq in the wake of President Trump‘s threat to impose sanctions should the country force American troops to withdraw.


The talks regarding possible sanctions are in preliminary stages, The Washington Post reported, citing three officials briefed on the planning. The officials stressed that no final decision has been made regarding economic penalties. One said that the plan was to wait “at least a little while” to see if Iraq followed through with its calls to expel U.S. troops from the country.

The officials added that the Treasury Department and the White House would orchestrate the sanctions effort on Iraq, a foreign ally the U.S. has invested billions supporting, if it were to move forward.

The reported talks come as the Trump administration deals with the fallout from president’s decision to order an airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, one of the most powerful officials in Iran and the leader of its elite Quds Force, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iranian officials have vowed to retaliate. On Sunday, the Iraqi parliament voted in favor of a nonbinding resolution that calls on the government to work toward ending U.S. troop presence in the country.

Thousands of US Troops are currently in the country as part of Operation Targeting ISIS.

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4 years ago

“Trump Admin Drafting Sactions for Rouge Country”
Why would we want sanctions against a pink country? Or did you mean “rogue”?
And what are “sactions”?

Perhaps a little proof reading is warranted as well as some spelling classes.

Michael A. Gilliam
Michael A. Gilliam
4 years ago

LOL, every day I am bombarded with emails from all these different political sites and some of them are VERY large and well known. I’ve found that most of the “journalists” sharing their posts either can’t spell or their editors can’t spell, which is even worse. I know they will all blame it on their “spell-check” software but if you trust your reputation to a computer program you deserve whatever criticism you get. Now, back to the story at hand. Maybe it was just a Freudian slip as the sands of this ROGUE NATION will soon carry a ROUGE tint from border to border.

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