Khamenei tells Iraqi PM US must withdraw as soon as possible

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP pic)

WASHINGTON: Iran’s supreme leader urged Iraqi leaders to take the necessary steps to end the US military presence in Iraq quickly during a meeting with prime minister Abdul Mahdi today.

“You should take necessary measures so that the US will withdraw its troops from Iraq as soon as possible,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said according to the Iranian leader’s website.