Iran backs Iraqi call to end presence of US-led force

TEHRAN: Iran on Monday threw its weight behind calls from Iraq to oust the US-led anti-Daesh coalition from its territory after a US strike killed a militia commander in Baghdad.
“Regarding Iraq and the actions that the American government took recently, the Iraqi government has clearly announced its position,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani told a press conference.
Iran is confident that its neighbor has “the ability, strength, and authority necessary to maintain security” on its territory alone, Kanani said.