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Iraqi politicians call to expel US troops following Trump visit

US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Iraq was met with great offense and criticism with wide regional implications.

US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Iraq on Dec. 26 — and his break with protocol by not meeting his Iraqi counterpart — has caused an uproar among politicians in Baghdad, with parliamentarians demanding the expulsion of US troops. 

The US president landed directly at al-Asad US military base in Iraq's Anbar province to meet troops for the Christmas holiday. He did not, however, visit Baghdad nor meet any Iraqi officials.

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