ISTANBUL 

Saudi Arabia expressed its support for the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq.

The departure of U.S. forces from Iraq “will make the region to become less safe,” Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan told CNN late Monday.

He stressed that the U.S. presence in the region played an important role in defeating the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group, and it was key to preventing the resurgence of terrorist groups in the region.

The Iraqi parliament decided Jan. 5 to end the military presence of all foreign troops in the country, including the U.S.

On Jan. 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi

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