Dempsey visit Iraq this week and confirms the desire to strengthen military ties between Baghdad and Washington

Dempsey visit Iraq this week and confirms the desire to strengthen military ties between Baghdad and Washington

Tuesday, August 21 / August 2012 13:22

{Baghdad: Euphrates News} announced Chief of Staff Gen. Martin U.S. military Dempsey that Iraq is ready to strengthen military ties with the United States, eight months after the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

Said Dempsey in a statement to reporters from the plane that was carrying him to Afghanistan, said that “the Iraqi leadership wants to build relationships security cooperation and military with the U.S. military, and I think they realized that they missed the opportunity to establish more normal relations with us, but I do not mean that we are going back to Iraq.”

“As the Iraqi officials also realized that their need to be further developed and they are trying to communicate with us to see if we can help them in this area,” he said, adding that “the defense minister and the commander of the Iraqi army Astvsra about the possibility of conducting exercises with the U.S. military and the training of Iraqi officers , and other forms of security cooperation. ”

It is scheduled to visit the Chief of Staff of U.S. military Gen. Martin Dempsey Iraq next week to visit is the first by a senior U.S. military official level visits Iraq after eight months of withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011.

The Iraq and the United States concluded a strategic cooperation Atafiqih in 2008 and under which the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. Ended
Source: alforatnews