Why it matters: The Iraqi parliament passed a resolution today calling on the Iraqi government to expel us troops from Iraq, after the U.S killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani and a leader of an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia with a drone strike near Baghdad airport. The message uploaded by the "Iranian hackers" was not displaying again.
The stark warning by Nasrallah came as Iraq's parliament voted in favour of a nonbinding resolution calling for the expulsion of United States troops from their country in a move that that could pave the way for a resurgence of ISIS. -Iranian hostilities into uncharted waters.
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The laws of armed conflict prohibit the deliberate targeting of cultural sites under most circumstances.
"The government should work on ending the presence of all foreign forces", Parliament Speaker Mohamed a-Halbousi said after the vote.
Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm, noted that Iran's first official response to the Soleimani killing was to take another step back from the nuclear agreement, rather than direct military action against the U.S. In Lebanon, the leader of the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah said Soleimani's killing made US military bases, warships and service members across the region fair game for attacks.
Republicans in Congress have generally backed Trump's move.
Trump said the main U.S. base in Iraq was "very extraordinarily expensive".
"If they do ask us to leave - if we don't do it in a very friendly basis - we will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before", Trump said.
"But it's also, what would happen to them financially", the official added, "if they allowed Iran to take advantage of their economy to such an extent that they would fall under the sanctions that are on Iran?"
Fears of Iraq once again turning into a battleground are widespread.
In a strong speech before lawmakers in Iraq's parliament, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said that after the killing of Soleimani, the government has two choices: End the presence of foreign troops in Iraq or restrict their mission to training Iraqi forces.
The Iran nuclear accord, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed in 2015 between Iran and Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and the USA plus Germany.
Some 5,000 USA troops remain in Iraq, most in an advisory role.
Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council secretary, said U.S. troop presence in Iraq after the Iraqi parliamentary decision would be considered an "occupation".
He said a United States troop withdrawal was the only way to "protect all those on Iraqi soil" - especially American forces that require protection from the Iraqis.
Sunni-dominated Pakistan shares a more than 900 kilometer border with Shi'ite Iran.
Soleimani was the architect of Iran's regional policy of mobilising militias across Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, including in the war against the Islamic State group.