Tehran condemns Trump's visit to Iraq
U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Iraq was a disrespect for the country's national sovereignty, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.
"Despite countless interventions and thousands of billions of dollars the U.S. has wasted on its illegitimate presence in the region and in particular in Iraq, Trump still has to visit a regional country in a total secret, or so to speak, sneaky way amid the tightest security measures," Qassemi said.
The visit, according to the spokesman, was strongly opposed by the Iraqi people and widely criticized by experts.
Qassemi strongly criticized Trump’s "meddlesome and opportunistic" remarks in Iraq and said "regional governments and nations will never allow aggressive and despicable outsiders to sow division among them," PressTV reported.
Trump made an unannounced three-hour visit to the al-Asad Air Base near Baghdad on Thursday.