Los Angeles Times: America’s ambassador to Damascus demanded direct “slap” of Iraq
Los Angeles Times: America’s ambassador to Damascus demanded direct “slap” of Iraq because of the bias of Iran
27/03/2013 (00:01 pm)
Stressed Minister of State John Kerry on Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to prevent Iran from sending weapons across Iraqi airspace to the Syrian regime besieged, but Maliki did not give up.
During a surprise visit to Baghdad unannounced, tell Kerry Iraqi Prime Minister that flights daily has become the lifeblood of President Bashar al-Assad, and it undermines the efforts the United States and its allies in negotiating the departure of Assad and end two years of war. also warned Kerry that many in the United States are surprised of parking Iraq by the United States after helping him to rebuild itself after the overthrow of Saddam. After meeting with Maliki, which he described as “Balehioa,” Tell Kerry reporters, saying, “In fact that flights Iranian help sustain Assad in power.” But Maliki returned the Iraqi view that there is no conclusive evidence on the crossing arms, but it is aid The Iranians also confirms humanitarian. Did not stay for Kerry but says he will bring more information to prove his point. became overflights Iranian over Iraqi airspace is an important issue for the Obama administration, which believes that these flights foster the desire Assad outlasting and fighting even with the collapse of his chances military. had previously failed Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other U.S. officials to put pressure on the Iraqis to prevent these flights or at least an inspection ground for shipments of Iran. said a senior U.S. official who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of diplomatic on the subject, the number of trips shows it is not possible to be trips humanitarian . except that the Iraqi government, which is concerned to be the following if removed rebels Assad from power, there have been searched more than twice since last year in response to U.S. pressure, and said that both flights were transporting humanitarian aid. felt some members of Congress outraged; In a hearing last week, told the House of Representatives the U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, that the United States should deals a blow to Iraq through the “consequences” is specific for his role as a channel for the transfer of weapons on behalf of the Iranians. officials say American because they have no plans to punish the Iraqis, and instead From this, they offer them an incentive to get a seat in future international negotiations on the fate of Syria if Iraq cooperates in stopping the passage of Iranian weapons. American officials claim that this will give Iraq more effect on the future of neighboring Syria. And warned that the war seep across the border in ways that threaten Iraq and that it may come out easily control and could threaten the Iraqi government. come and visit Kerry at a time when the U.S. administration is concerned directed the Iraqi government, but they do not have the influence that was owned in Iraq When had thousands of troops and billions of dollars there. While praised the Kerry progress made by Iraq towards stability and prosperity, he warned Iraqi leaders also in that they resolve differences that still cause a rift between sects and nationalities in the country. also pay Kerry Maliki to reconsider in his decision to postpone the elections in the provinces of Anbar and Nineveh. Maliki responded to the demonstrations Sunni make an unsafe situation for the staff of the elections. But from the viewpoint of the Americans, the postponement of the elections will increase the resentment Sunnis who feel marginalized, said the senior official, “The postponement of the elections is a serious violation of the voting rights.” On the other hand met Kerry Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, and spoke by telephone with Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani . : Los Angeles Times