On Nov. 27, the Iraqi parliament overwhelmingly voted for the Status of Forces Agreement with the United States.
“This is a historic day for parliament,” Iraqi parliament deputy speaker Khalid Al Attiyah said.
SOFA was supported by 149 out of the 275-member parliament — fewer than 200 attended the session. Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish deputies voted for the pact, opposed by the pro-Iranian bloc in parliament.
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