The assistant Secretary of defense called U.S. troops in Iraq

the United States does not plan to withdraw its troops from Iraq, said the assistant Secretary of defense Jonathan Hoffman. According to him, American troops in Iraq is a “force for good”, and their presence allows NATO to fight the terrorist group ISIL (banned in Russia).

meanwhile, according to us media, the US President Donald trump plans to hold talks with President of Iraq Barham Saleh at the world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. As journalists, we are now consulting on the details of the agenda of a meeting of heads of two States.

Earlier in Baghdad, there were mass protests against the presence of American troops in Iraq, reminds TV channel “Russia 24”. The demonstrators demanded the withdrawal of U.S. troops and opposed foreign interference in the Affairs of the country.