US President Donald Trump threatened sanctions against Baghdad on Sunday after Iraq’s parliament called on US troops to go away the country, and therefore the president said if troops did leave, Baghdad would need to pay Washington for the value of the air station there.
“We have a really extraordinarily expensive air station that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to create , long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.
Trump said that if Iraq asked US forces to go away and it had been not done on a friendly basis, “we will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. it will make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.”