Iran Tells Trump to Remove Troops from Iraq: ‘This Region Belongs to Us’

After President Trump told U.S. military personnel in Iraq that the U.S. would maintain a presence there to keep a “watch over Iran,” the regime in Tehran slammed the president’s visit and warned him to withdraw the troops.  “The U.S. must leave West Asia,” said Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, a senior military advisor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “This region belongs to us.”  The Tasnim news agency quoted Safavi as predicting that China and Russia, along with India and Iran, “will be the new powers of the new century” and that “a dramatic shift of the global center of power is taking place now from the West to the East.”  Read more: