In a statement aired on Al-Ahd TV (Iraq), on January 5, 2020, Qais Khazali Secretary-General of Iraqi Shi'ite Militia Asai'b Ahl Al-Haq said: "We will not expect less than the expulsion of all the forces of U.S. aggression from Iraq." He added his militia will fulfill the "hopes and wishes," to which Qods Force commander, killed by the U.S., Qasem Soleimani dedicated his life by continuing to confront the plundering Israeli entity and the "cleansing of the land of Palestine in its entirety" and erasing the Israeli entity from existence. Khazali turned to the people and Congress of the U.S., saying that the decision of "Trump the idiot" will cause more deaths and injuries to American soldiers. He said that the Iraqi parliament decided to expel the U.S. forces, and if they do not leave immediately, their forces will be considered occupation forces and treated accordingly. Speaking to the U.S. Congress, Khazali said that if they remain silent and allow that idiot (President Trump) to make his own decisions, they will bear the consequences of this. He continued to say that U.S. President Trump is an "idiot" and that this was the most stupid thing of all that he has done. He will ultimately bring upon the end of the U.S. role as a superpower in the world.
Qais Khazali: "We will not accept less than the expulsion of all the forces of U.S. aggression from the pure land of Iraq. This is our pledge to Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis and his fellow PMU martyrs. As for Hajj Qasem Soleimani, we promise you that we will continue to confront the plundering Israeli entity, and we will fulfill the hopes and wishes, to which you dedicated your life: the cleansing of the land of Palestine in its entirety and erasing the plundering Israeli entity from existence.
"I have a message to the American people and Congress: Your president, Trump the idiot, with his stupid decisions, will only bring your interests under more threats, and he will only cause more deaths and injuries among your soldiers, who he promised to bring back safely to their country.
"Today, the Iraqi parliament has spoken. Now, your forces must now leave immediately. If your forces do not leave, or even if you procrastinate, your forces will be considered occupation forces, and they will be treated accordingly.
"If you [in Congress] remain silent and allow this idiot to make whatever decision he likes, it will mean that you all will bear the consequences of those decisions. If you do not leave, or if you drag your feet, you shall face a powerful Iraqi response that will rock the earth under your feet and will turn the skies over your heads into hell. The decision is up to you. As for your president, Trump the idiot, he is an idiot indeed, and has won this title deservedly. But of all the many stupid actions he has done, his recent crime is the most stupid of all. It will completely end his political future, if it does not cause the end of the U.S. role as a superpower in this world."