Maliki: We made requests to Washington for New weapons to fight al-Qaeda does not need U.S. troops

Maliki: We made requests to Washington for New weapons to fight al-Qaeda does not need U.S. troops

Friday, 17  January 2014 14:19

Maliki-We made requests to Washington for New weapons to fight al-Qaeda does not need US troops[Baghdad – where]

Revealed the Commander in Chief of the armed forces of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki submitted a request to the U.S. to provide the Iraqi government new weapons to fight al-Qaeda and regulatory Daash in Anbar province.¬†Maliki said in an interview conducted with The Washington Post that “his country’s request of the United States of new weapons to respond to back dramas for militants linked to al Qaeda to be displayed in one of the provinces to the west of Iraq,” adding that it “will seek to train Iraqi forces to combat terrorism.”

Maliki said, according to the newspaper, that “has been asked to provide weapons to the United States after a telephone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday.”

The prime minister stressed he was “not regret the failure of the administration to deal with Washington that would retain some U.S. troops after the withdrawal in 2011,” noting that “since the U.S. withdrawal was to have a relationship of friendship but this bilateral relationship does not mean that we need for the American forces here.” .

The Prime Minister stressed that it “does not intend to send armed forces into Fallujah,” adding that he “wanted to give the local tribes time to flush out militants,” he said, adding, “We Snkrjhm of the city,” pointing out that “government forces refrained from entering the cities of the province, because of the fear of casualties among civilians, and that the pro-government tribes got to keep the weapons from the militants, including Kalashnikovs. ”

The newspaper pointed out the U.S. to it, “according to U.S. officials, it may be easy to deliver those weapons, which include assault rifles and artillery to Baghdad soon, where attributed to a U.S. diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, as saying that” some of the weapons needed in an affordable, and we can supply them quickly ” .

The newspaper noted that “the demand with the help of a U.S. adds greater importance to the debate about the types of weapons that Washington should provide the government with al-Maliki.” Ended.

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