What do Iraq’s election results mean for the United States?


That up to the sutter the shia cleric who fought against us forces will have a big role in choosing the prime minister now he's likely to team up with the current prime minister hydro abbadi who the us thought would actually win this his party came in third and then there's the iranian backed militias they have the second highest number of seats and then there are a lot of other parties so there are a lot of political meetings going on the kurds have come to baghdad there's former prime minister maliki waiting in the wings a lot of bargaining going on so we know solder because he led the mekki army that fought us soldiers in the streets of baghdad the battle of solder city was one of the bloodiest battles of iraq war so he's gonna play this big role in the new iraqi government what happens to the us presence in iraq well that's what we've all been wondering so i sat down with his spokesman shell salah abadie and he points out that sutter actually backed about his government the last government that included agreements on us troops so let's listen to a bit of that if the americans yet in order to train the iraqis help iraqis according to certain details accepted from both countries it is accepted for cinema this southern so he's basically saying that if they're in place which have been accepted by iraqi prime minister that cetera himself will have a role in choosing he's not going to object to us troops here now the say it in front of his name refers to the fact that he's a descendant of the prophet muhammad and he comes from a revered family of shia religious scholars he actually studied and around but in recent years he's distanced himself and shale has spokesman also said that he not only resists what was the us occupation he is going to make sure that iran does not interfere in forming a government so meanwhile an important ios officials in baghdad right now white house on voi brett mcgurk i would think that the americans would not want to send mcgurk at this moment when the iraqi government's trying to figure out what it wants to be what's he doing.

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