Iraqi militia group says Trump decision on Jerusalem could be 'legitimate reason' to attack US forces

Palestinian demonstrators burning posters of US President Donald Trump in Bethlehem on Dec 6, 2017.
Palestinian demonstrators burning posters of US President Donald Trump in Bethlehem on Dec 6, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - A prominent Iraqi militia backed by Iran, Harakat Hezbollah al- Nujaba, said on Thursday (Dec 7) that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital could become a "legitimate reason" to attack US forces in Iraq.

"Trump's stupid decision... will be the big spark for removing this entity (Israel) from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces," the group's leader Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement.