Maliki calls for America to accelerate the pace of arming the Iraqi security forces

Maliki calls for America to accelerate the pace of arming the Iraqi security forces

Wednesday 22 August 2012

BAGHDAD – and babysit – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki United States to accelerate the pace of arming the Iraqi security forces, helping to secure Iraq’s sovereignty over the entire land and waters and airspace.
Maliki’s call came during a meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who responded to confirm “the United States is ready to discuss all the needs of Iraq in the field of defense so as to ensure its unity and independence,” according to a statement from the meeting of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Maliki said upon receiving his official office this evening, General Dempsey and his entourage: “The strategic framework agreement painted all these tracks and we monitor the implementation of what was agreed upon, whether in the field of military cooperation and armaments or in other areas.”

The statement added that al-Maliki said: “The capacity building of Iraq and equip its forces with modern equipment so as to ensure its goals defense, contributes to the stability of the region and its stability.”

The statement said: “The meeting discussed in depth the current situation in Syria and the region.”

He said al-Maliki: “Iraq, since the outbreak of the crisis, was keen on the need to move away from interference in internal affairs and work to promote a peaceful political solution.”

He see Iraq posed from the outset, which he said: “It is an integral part as proposed by Representative internationalist and joint Arab Kofi Annan, through its focus on the need to move within the political steps deliberate lead to the desired change, without giving further violence and bloodshed,” noting : “Iraq presented a paper on this matter for some delegations of Arab States at the Summit, which was held in Baghdad.”

He called on the prime minister to “move quickly to stop the bloodshed and achieve the desired transformation of the Syrian people,” stressing the willingness of Iraq to provide all it can to do so.

For his part, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the U.S. military believed that Iraq can play an influential role in the Syrian crisis more than any other country in the region because of his outstanding during this crisis.

Gen. Dempsey: “The United States is proud of its partnership with Iraq and what progress has been made in the security aspect in building the army on the basis of scientific and professional”, stressing the readiness of the United States to discuss all the needs of Iraq in the field of defense so as to ensure the unity and independence. Q, Q
Source: alrayy