An American military report expresses its concerns about the expansion of Iraq’s relations with Russia and China

An American military report expresses its concerns about the expansion of Iraq’s relations with Russia and China

11/6/2020 14:05

An American military report expresses its concerns about the expansion of Iraqs relations with Russia and China[Bgdad_aan]
newspaper report Reel Claire US Defense Specialized military affairs said on Thursday that the new Kazmi government in Baghdad can stimulate cooperation against what it called Iranian influence, as expressed fear of the expansion of Iraq ‘s relations with Russia and China.
The report stated that: During the strategic dialogue that begins today, American officials should not overestimate Al-Kazimi’s political position, and instead, enter the dialogue with practical expectations.
He added, “The United States should give Al-Kazemi a political space to consolidate his control over the Iraqi government and recognize internal challenges.” Rather than seeing these factors as weaknesses, US officials should use them to take advantage of small, but decisive, measures to build Iraqi security and defeat Iranian, Chinese and Russian influence in the long run.
He continued, “The United States should provide economic support to encourage Baghdad to take strict measures against Iranian efforts to circumvent US sanctions through the oil and ports market, and the United States can help in strengthening Al-Kazemi by assisting Iraq with IMF or World Bank loans or Offering his own American grants. ”
“The United States should avoid more military withdrawals, which only indicate a temporary US presence, and that American and NATO forces be active on the ground in Iraq. Washington and Baghdad should also discuss modernizing the rules of engagement between the two armies and developing coordinated tactical options to create stability,” he said.
And he stated, “At this point, the United States does not need Al-Kazemi to strike the factions. Indeed, moving quickly against them could undermine his political stance, however, Al-Kazimi should be involved against forces launching attacks against American personnel in the Green Zone.”
The report recommended that “Washington and Baghdad should address the growing Russian and Chinese influence in recent times. The United States has shifted its focus towards competing with the superpowers in the Pacific region, but China and Russia are achieving diplomatic and commercial gains in the Middle East, while Iraq still needs access To the US dollar and support for future IMF loans, China and Russia can raise intelligence concerns by expanding their ties with Iraq. ”

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