Of 329 legislators, 32 from Iraq requested that the US embassy in Baghdad be closed, and Ambassador Alina Romanski be expelled from the Senate.
“In view of the genocide operations and the difficult humanitarian conditions that our people are experiencing in besieged Gaza due to the aggression and war officially declared by the Zionist entity and the brutal threat to displace more than a million Palestinian citizens from northern Gaza, we submit, based on Article 28 of the bylaws of the House of Representatives, a request to hold an extraordinary, closed session devoted solely to discussing the issue of expelling the American ambassador, closing the embassy, and suspending diplomatic relations with all countries that support the Zionist entity.” The document titled “Holding a special session dedicated to the Palestinian issue” was obtained by the Agency.
Muqtada al-Sadr, the head of the Sadrist movement, demanded on October 27 that the parliament and federal government take a vote on whether to remove the US Embassy in Iraq in order to “support” the Palestinians.
“I call on (the Iraqi government) and (the Iraqi parliament) with all its groups and orientations, for the first time and for the sake of public and not private interests, to vote on closing the American embassy in Iraq because of the unlimited American support for the terrorist Zionists,” Al-Sadr stated in a post on the “X” website, formerly Twitter. Opposing Gaza
In the event that the resolution is put to the vote, he emphasized the necessity to “protect its (US Embassy) diplomatic personnel, and not be exposed to them by the shameless militias that want to undermine the security and safety of Iraq.”
In addition, Al-Sadr declared, “We will have another position that we will announce later if the government and parliament do not respond.”
The US Consulate in Erbil and the US Embassy in Baghdad both stated last week that non-essential staff members were leaving owing to growing security concerns in a statement.