The New York Times reveals the demands of al-Maliki “secret” of, United States

The New York Times reveals the demands of al-Maliki “secret” of, United States


The New York Times reveals the demands of al-Maliki secret of United StatesPalm – New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s request secret from the administration of President Barack Obama to consider air strikes to assembly points for the armed Sunni militants pose a growing threat to his government.

The newspaper quoted U.S. experts visited Baghdad earlier this year as saying that Iraqi leaders told them that they hope can be used as the U.S. Air Force to hit the assembly points and training to militants in Iraq and help the Iraqi forces in the country to prevent them from crossing into Syria.

The newspaper quoted the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday to senior U.S. officials as saying that Iraq had hinted that he would allow the United States to strike targets for al-Qaeda in Iraq, whether piloted aircraft, or drones.

Said Bernadette Meehan, spokeswoman for the National Security Council at the White House on Wednesday, “I will not go into the details of diplomatic discussions, but the Government of Iraq has made clear it welcomes the support that we offer.”

Meehan added, saying in a statement: “We have to speed up shipments of military equipment since the beginning of the year and increase the training of Iraqi security forces and worked intensely to help Iraq in the implementation of an integrated approach to address the terrorist threat … a comprehensive and continuing our assistance will increase.”

The gunmen overran the militants Atgon militant group Al-Qaeda splinter Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and Otabqgua the largest oil refinery in the country, investigators further gains in the lead, rapid military against the government of Shi’ite-led Baghdad.

The threat to the Baiji refinery oil after the militants took control organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the northern city of Mosul.

The fall of Mosul – the second largest city in Iraq – is a blow to attempts by the Maliki government to defeat the militants who seized the areas in Iraq over the past year in the wake of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.