Maliki’s “Washington Post”: I do not regret the withdrawal of the U.S. military
Maliki’s “Washington Post”: I do not regret the withdrawal of the U.S. military and ask him to train our army in neighboring countries
01.18.2014 (0:01 pm)
Baghdad / term-Presse
Detection of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Thursday, presenting a list of all of the United States to supply Iraq with weapons it needs to eliminate al-Qaeda militants. As pointed out his quest to get American-trained Iraqi army in the coming period, showed “no regret for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, despite the security situation currently being experienced.”
Maliki said, in an interview with The Washington Post, said that “Iraq gave Washington a list of the weapons it needs need to regain control of Anbar and the elimination of al-Qaeda militants, “noting that” in spite of the need for Iraq’s weapons of medium and light in the short term, we need in the long run to fighter planes and helicopters and systems of air defense to ensure stability. ”
Maliki said that “the United States is now working to provide Iraq light and medium weapons, which include another shipment of missiles cardamom Fire “, pointing out:” I made these requests after making a call with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. ”
and pointed out the prime minister to the “quest for the American-trained most of the Iraqi forces, whether in Iraq or Jordan that the focus of the exercises on how to confront and fight against terrorist attacks. ”
He also said, “I am convinced to victory against al-Qaeda, and tribal forces need more time to expel its members, and we will succeed by kicking them out of the city of Fallujah, but the security forces feared that occur civilian casualties if they enter the city , but this has been supplying weapons to the tribes to expel the militants. ” The head of the government that “the problem of sectarianism in Iraq has been resolved in the years 2008 and 2009, but entered again for the country with the appearance of the new al Qaeda infiltration across the Syrian border,” noting that “violence has been exported to Iraq by other Arab country.”
and expressed Maliki “not to regret forcing U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq despite the events taking place in Anbar province since the U.S. withdrawal,” pointing out that “Iraq and the United States were still exchanging information through continuous contacts include intelligence information on the location of centers of al-Qaeda and pathways smuggling which they adopt, it is likely be enhanced this cooperation more. ”
In another context, intends to House Speaker Osama Najafi visit Washington next week to meet with senior officials in the government of President Barack Obama with Iraq sought to prevent the worsening violence in the country.
U.S. official said, asking not to be named, said that Najafi – one of the highest politicians in the Sunni community in Iraq – will this visit in response to a call by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden last fall.
official added, saying that “it is expected to meet Najafi senior officials from the White House and the State Department.”
Iraq had expressed, Week past, expressed his appreciation for “the support armaments” American his security forces to improve their capabilities to confront “terrorists and extremists”, while stressing the importance of activating the strategic framework agreement between the two countries, called for the issuance of a presidential statement of the Security Council to support the efforts of the government in its plans to combat “terrorism” and communicate with the people of Anbar and clans, and claim other countries cooperation for “defeat” al-Qaeda.
Iraq has signed and the United States in 2008, the strategic framework agreement to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on reducing the number of teams reconstruction in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law, including the police development program and the completion of the coordination, supervision and report to the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.