Iraq Shi'ite paramilitary calls for ban on US nationals

January 29, 2017 10:45

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Popular Mobilization on Sunday called on the Iraqi government to ban US nationals from entering Iraq and to expel those who are already in the country, in a reaction to the new US travel curbs on Iraqis.

Popular Mobilization is mainly a coalition of Shi'ite paramilitary groups armed and trained by Iran to fight Islamic State. It became an Iraqi government-approved body last year.

The call to ban US nationals came in a statement published by its spokesman, Ahmed al-Assadi.

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