US Ambassador: We have reached an agreement with the Iraqi government to grant legal immunity of our troops
US Ambassador: We have reached an agreement with the Iraqi government to grant legal immunity of our troops in the war on Daash
Friday, 05 December / 1 December 2014 14:21
Said the new US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, that the United States had reached an agreement with the Iraqi government on giving the privileges and immunities of the growing number of American troops stationed there, thus helping in the fight against militants Daash terrorist organization in Iraq.
Jones said in comments carried by the statements newspaper The Guardian] British, Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave assurances that US forces would get immunity from prosecution which was a major point of contention during the presence of the former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in office , which ultimately led to the decision to withdraw all US forces in late 2011. ”
He said: “It was a different attitude, and these forces have a different role, and we have assurances that we need from the Iraqi government on the privileges and immunities, and this is at the heart of the official written communications between the two governments, and an agreement of strategic framework of cooperation, which is the legal basis also of our partnership.”
Jones confirmed that US forces are working away from the front lines, where their work is limited to launch air strikes, and the exchange of information and advice to Iraqi forces and help them and train them.
The Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said in front of the House of Representatives in 16 of the last month of October that “the legal immunity granted under the law is passed in the parliament has not been granted to any Ajunbah.anthy forces