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Baghdad, Oct. 22 (AKnews) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki received criticism from various politicians and lawmakers after U.S. President Barack Obama officially announced the failure of negotiations between Iraq and the U.S. to keep 3,000 to 5,000 troops in Iraq as trainers, leading to the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.

Although politicians aligned in criticizing Maliki, the reasons for their complaints differed.

Iraqiya List, led by former Prime Minister Ayyad Allawi and one of Maliki’s biggest opponents, praised the U.S. decision and expressed dislike for Maliki’s attempts to keep trainers in Iraq.