"Arrogant" and an "a violation of national sovereignty" were but a few examples of the disapproval emanating from Baghdad.
The US President had made no secret of his desire to pull out of Middle East country - but the timing of his announcement remains a puzzle.
Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, was last seen in public when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared 11 days after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Three ticket holders took a lawsuit against the pair, despite getting refunds for the cancelled concert, saying their "artistic welfare" had been harmed.
Jamal Khashoggi went into Istanbul's Saudia Arabia embassy to collect finalised divorce papers, but never came out, leaving his fiance on the street and sparking a diplomatic incident.