Obama ignores a phone call from al-Maliki and diverts it to Biden
Obama ignores a phone call from al-Maliki and converts it to Biden
15/11/2012 (23:00 pm)
Baghdad / term Press
Newspaper revealed electronic U.S., on Wednesday, the U.S. president to ignore a call from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to congratulate him on his re-election as President of the United States, pointing out that Obama asked Vice President Joe Biden answered instead, criticized the U.S. commander earlier abandonment Obama administration for “Victory in Iraq” and several step “the most stupid.
The Daily Koller U.S. in a report published Wednesday that “U.S. President Barack Obama ignored Tuesday a phone call from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki wanted congratulated them on the occasion of his victory in the U.S. elections,” adding that “Obama asked Vice President Joe Biden answered instead.
The journalist explained, citing sources that “Obama refused to talk with al-Maliki because he wanted to distance himself from all the legacy of the campaign carried out by former President George W. Bush on Iraq.”
The former U.S. President George W. Bush led a military campaign against Iraq in March of 2003 ended overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime in April of this year and the same, and resulted in the formation of a new state in Iraq through the restructuring of state institutions and writing a new constitution for the country and hold elections. And ended U.S. military presence in Iraq early 2012 the United States has suffered through its presence in Iraq, about 4,500 of its soldiers in addition to more than $ 600 billion.
The newspaper quoted (Ralph Peters), a former U.S. military commander involved in the war on Iraq, saying that “misconceptions and Obama’s abandonment of Iraq, after we have achieved our victory, is one of the most stupid step and characterized the strategic dimension.”
Peters added, “After a decade of bloody sacrifices Obama left Iraq fully to Iran, after signing the withdrawal agreement which took place in 2011 refusing to keep even a small U.S. force in the country.”
For his part, the Information Office of the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement issued yesterday and received long copy of it, “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki received a phone call from U.S. Vice President Jobaidn”, noting that “the last confirmed support the administration of President Barack Obama for the unity and stability of Iraq and seek to maximize support for both military and scientific, as well as industrial and agricultural areas. ”
The office added that “Biden reiterated the U.S. position in support of the development of friendly relations and strategic cooperation between the two countries, and stressed the U.S. administration’s determination to be the next four years will see a steady growth of bilateral relations in all fields,” according to the statement.
The statement emphasized that “the two sides stressed the need to intensify joint committee meetings and their follow-up,” he said, adding that they “also discussed the affairs of the region and the latest developments in the Syrian crisis.”
The United States ended the U.S. presence in Iraq officially on 31 December 2011 after nine years of its military invasion in 2003, and the overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the decision of former U.S. President George W. Bush.
Iraq has signed and the United States, the end of November 2008, and in addition to a security agreement stipulates that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq no later than December 31 of the year 2011 last second agreement called framework strategy to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi in the transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law, including police development program and the completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction.
It is expected to continue relationship with Iraq and the United States during the next phase in what is known (the Strategic Framework Agreement), which provides for the exchange and partnership between the two countries in the fields of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security.
Washington has a diplomatic mission in Iraq is one of the largest U.S. missions in the countries of the world and most notably, especially after the war waged by Washington since the entry of troops into Iraq in 2003 until the final withdrawal in late 2011, under the agreement signed between the two countries in 2008.
He called Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, (mid-October last), to activate the strategic agreement with the United States at all levels, as he emphasized U.S. presidential envoy to Baghdad that his country attaches special importance to the strategic relations and partnership with Iraq, revealing near visit delegations American high level to meet the needs of defense as soon as possible.
It is noteworthy that U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term during the U.S. elections that took place last week and the results were announced in 10.11.2012 ahead of Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the second time won by the Democratic Party over Republican rival two terms in a row since World War II having already var President Bill Clinton’s two terms in a row.