This came following an announcement by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC), that it had launched 22 ballistic missiles at United States bases in Iraq, causing much damage and deaths among the U.S. troops.
The economic and political relations between Iran and Iraq have increased significantly in the past few years and the two neighbors are seeking ways to facilitate financial transactions and boost their trade ties. A senior Iraqi leader of an Iran-backed militia was also killed.
The Trump administration has threatened to shut off Iraq's access to a key central banking account if USA troops are forced to with drawn from the country, according to a new report.
In his phone call with Pompeo, the Iraqi premier said, "American forces had entered Iraq and drones are flying in its airspace without permission from Iraqi authorities, and this was a violation of the bilateral agreements".
More than 5,000 USA troops have been deployed in Iraq to support the Iraqi forces in the battles against Islamic State militants.
"There does, however, need to be a conversation between the U.S. and Iraqi governments not just regarding security, but about our financial, economic, and diplomatic partnership", she added. One U.S. contractor was killed in such an attack in December.
Iraq is also home to large Sunni and Kurdish populations, which oppose the idea of a U.S. withdrawal and see United States forces as a shield against unchecked power of Shiite factions.
"Outraged by reports of another missile attack on an Iraqi air base".
"The people have suffered enough from the wars ... Iraq has to govern itself and there can be no role for outsiders in decision making", said Sistani.
"But to the larger, more important point, we are happy to continue the conversation with the Iraqis about what the right structure is". On the other hand, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said that Trump was still willing to sit down and discuss without a pre-condition a new way forward with Iran.
"From now on, having too many bases, especially in this region, will not be an advantage for them", Mohammad Javad Haj Aliakbari, a mid-level cleric, told the faithful.
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"I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies", Trump said in an excerpt of an interview due to air later on Fox News.