Baghdad and Washington approaching an agreement to establish a U.S. military base in Iraq
Kuwaiti newspaper: Baghdad and Washington approaching an agreement to establish a U.S. military base in Iraq and grant its troops immunity
Wednesday, August 21 / August 2013 19:16
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Qabas newspaper said, quoting Iraqi sources and unnamed informed that “Iraq and the United States putting the finishing touches on completion of an agreement between them to establish a U.S. military base in Iraq after the growing threat of al-Qaeda. Newspaper, without giving residence of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Iraq has been since months bombings continued almost daily target markets and public places and football stadiums popular and cafes as well as government institutions and security forces, and was اعنفها in the month of July, which counted the bloodiest since 2008 as the number of victims in which more than three thousand people dead and wounded.
With Al Qaeda adopted several operations carried out in Iraq, including the attack on the coronary prisons, Abu Ghraib and the smuggling of its leaders, in addition to the bombing of several car bombs and assassinations.
The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported, according to the same sources, “the U.S. military base, will contribute to addressing the grass that is growing organizations active in parts of Iraq, while showing that the security services and the inability of the Iraqi military on the face of escalating this activity and the expansion of terrorist operations.”
According to experts, “the number of members of al-Qaeda in Iraq, as between 2007 and 2008 at the height of terrorist attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces by about 5 thousand element, most of them non-Iraqis, and has now reached about 20 thousand, mostly Iraqis, so that became al-Qaida in Iraq locally. According to the newspaper.
According to Iraqi sources, who spoke to the newspaper, “the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who feel the government is concerned about the growing al-Qaeda operations and the seriousness of the security situation, sent a few days ago to Washington and security delegation politically senior, featuring political adviser Tariq Najim Abdullah, a leader of the Dawa Party, which is headed Maliki, and Minister of National Security Faleh Fayad in addition to Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari that already exists in the U.S. capital. ”
The Qabas “and will discuss the Iraqi delegation with U.S. officials activate the strategic agreement between the two countries, including the security aspect at the heart according to the expression of Iraqi sources, which pointed out that the focus on the establishment of a U.S. base enhanced aircraft without a pilot, and special devices detect terrorists and track, in addition to training Iraqi cadres the security of the system. ”
The Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said during his visit to Washington, “that Iraq sought to buy a U.S. drone aircraft from the United States to fight al Qaeda and the growing threat in the country.”
Zebari said last Friday that “the presence of U.S. drones will help in the fight against the growing al-Qaeda threat in Iraq, although Iraqi forces need to help the United States in the areas of surveillance and intelligence analysis.”
He suggested Zebari publication of a number, not appointed, but it is limited, “of U.S. advisers in the field of counter-terrorism to help the Iraqi army to stop the escalation of bloody attacks in Iraq,” he said, adding that “the U.S. aircraft drone may be part of the package an American aid to Iraq.”
In response to a question about the fate of the legal immunity that Washington had requested the troops that remain in Iraq and rejected by Baghdad two years ago, withdrew those forces in full at the time, said Iraqi sources told the Kuwait Times that “the situation is different now, and that American power would be granted immunity Valdharorh تبيحها.”
He was quoted by the newspaper “Iraqi sources, well-informed,” explained that “the number of members of al-Qaeda during the years 2007 and 2008 did not exceed five thousand element of Arab nationalities, while the number of currently about 20 thousand a majority of Iraqis.”
This accretion attributed more than one source on and academic in telephone calls conducted by the newspaper with them to the “Shipping sectarian cause, too, in what looks like a commonality between members of al-Qaeda and followers of the former regime, including military officers and intelligence caliber military and intelligence.”
The Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has revealed in an interview conducted during his visit to Washington last week and his meeting with a number of U.S. officials for “a planned visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States in September next year.”
The Zibaa said “The prime minister will visit the United States in the near future,” likely “be visit in the month of September next year.”
Zebari between “The prime minister will discuss bilateral relations within the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries and cooperation in the field of armament and the fight against terrorism, as well as the latest developments in the region, especially the Syrian crisis.”
The press reports pointed to accompany Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Advisor to the Prime Minister and his chief Tariq star with National Security Minister Faleh al-Fayad, for the purpose of persuading the United States Maliki’s visit to Washington.
The Massadraalamih also revealed a request by Baghdad to the United States for help in the fight against al-Qaeda and other militant groups in Iraq. Ended.