An official statement: Biden reach Maliki: criticism of some of our officials to the situation in Iraq
An official statement: Biden reach Maliki: criticism of some of our officials to the situation in Iraq linked to internal disagreements U.S.
Thursday, October 31 1 / Okrudolf 2013 14:26
[Baghdad – where]
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is currently visiting the United States with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and a number of senators and Congress Americans situation in Iraq and bilateral relations between the two countries.
A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office issued Thursday, the agency received all of Iraq [where] a copy of “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his accompanying delegation held [yesterday evening Baghdad time] a long meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at his residence in Washington, and the two sides stressed the the need to work for the development of cooperation and coordination between the two countries so as to enhance the bonds of friendship and partnership between them, and agreed that the relations of cooperation and rapprochement between Iraq and the United States is indispensable in order to restore security and stability in the region and enhance the chances for peace. ”
The prime minister, according to the statement that “to proceed with the application of the Strategic Framework Agreement between the two sides will strengthen the partnership and in the interest of both countries and the region,” he said, adding that “the cohesion of the Iraqis and their support for the government’s plans and the ongoing military operations against al-Qaeda and terrorist groups restored confidence to the Iraqis and make them better able to overcome the difficulties and face the hurricanes that ravaged the region , “pointing out that” current events in the region and their impact on the situation in Iraq. ”
For his part, U.S. Vice President “U.S. commitment to support Iraq in the face of challenges, especially terrorism, and stressed that the U.S. administration is working to meet the needs of Iraq with regard to combating terrorism, and considered terrorist groups share a common enemy of both Iraq and the United States, and noted the progress made by the government at the domestic level especially rapprochement between the various political blocs in addition to the positive developments at the level of Foreign Relations, referring to the development of Iraq’s relations with various countries of the world, especially neighboring countries. ”
Biden noted “recent letter to some members of Congress against him on Iraq, saying this is linked to differences States – States.”
The members of the U.S. Senate have warned President Barack Obama, the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki might lead the country to a new civil war, arguing that the government’s abuse of minorities driven toward extremism.
And face Republican John McCain and Lindsey Graham and James Ainehovi and Bob Corker, and Aldemoukrattiyan Carl Levin and Robert منينديز the letter expressed concern about the “deteriorating security in Iraq.”
He said the statement of Prime Minister’s Office, “he later Prime Minister and his entourage a series of meetings with the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives and a number of members of Congress, and discussions focused on ways to develop bilateral relations in all fields” .
The statement explained that “al-Maliki said during the meeting, the rules that underpin the political process in Iraq and the nature of the problems they face, and pointed to the vulnerability of some among the Congress propaganda campaigns waged against Iraq.”
The Prime Minister said according to the statement that “Iraq chose the path of democracy, pluralism and participation is past it is no way to return him,” noting that “Iraq today is managed jointly by the Government and the House of Representatives and departments involved with all components of the Iraqi people, and there is a real need to strengthen mutual understanding and increase communication in order to build a genuine friendship relationship based on clarity away from distortion. “is over.