Iraq’s parliament speaker on Wednesday condemned the Iranian retaliatory missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. forces, describing them as a “violation of Iraq’s sovereignty”.  

“As we condemn the Iranian violation of Iraq’s sovereignty today at dawn, we reiterate our absolute objection to the conflicting parties to use the Iraqi territory to settle their conflicts,” Mohammed al-Halbousi said in a statement following the Iranian retaliatory strikes against U.S. troops in Iraq.  

Al-Halbousi called on the conflicting parties to self-restraint and favor wisdom to avoid escalation and war, and to preserve the stability and security of Iraq. 

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