Karim Al-Nouri, who is a senior official at the Iraqi Badr Organization, said during a December 31, 2018 interview on Al-Nujaba TV (Iraq) that Trump came to visit Iraq like a "fearful and terrified thief." He said that the Badr Organization values the Iraqi government's agreements and the balance of power, but that the resistance does not succumb to any pressure and is "above any diplomatic courtesy." He added: "[The resistance will respond] if the United States insists on staying in Iraq… and America knows more than anyone what this response will be like. What happened in Iraq following the 2003 [war] proves that the resistance did not, and will not, remain silent."
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Karim Al-Nouri: Trump came like a fearful and terrified thief to the Ayn Al-Asad Airbase [in Iraq]. I think it is highly unlikely that he informed the Iraqi leadership ahead of time.
The resistance is left with only one option. We value all the agreements of the Iraqi government and the balances of power, but this does not mean that we could possibly accept the humiliation of the Iraqi government and people. Not everything done by the Iraqi government [is justified]. They adhere to diplomatic courtesy and perhaps they succumb to pressure. Well, the resistance does not succumb to any pressure, and it is above any diplomatic courtesy. If the America insists on staying in Iraq, in the reckless manner of American cowboys, there will definitely be a response by the resistance, and America has experienced this type of response more than anyone else. What happened in Iraq following the 2003 [war] proves that the resistance did not, and will not, remain silent.