The Iraqi parliament on Monday called on the government to reply in kind to U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on Iraqi citizens entering the United States.
The majority vote means parliament will ask the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to retaliate by implementing visa restrictions on Americans visiting Iraq
U.S. air power and military advisors have played a key role in its campaign to regain territory from the Islamic State extremist group.
It was not clear if the move was intended to apply to the U.S. military advisors.
The Pentagon says its advisors are embedded within Iraqi field commanders in the campaign to recapture Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul.
The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State also said it has trained some 70,000 Iraqi troops for the campaign against the extremists.
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