Baghdad rejects U.S. pressure to stop its cooperation with Tehran

Baghdad rejects U.S. pressure to stop its cooperation with Tehran

Posted 28/08/2012 12:25 PM

BAGHDAD – “arenas of liberation”
up to Baghdad early next month delegation senior U.S. is likely to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden, featuring dozens of experts safe to follow the application of the strategic framework agreement common between Iraq and the United States signed in 2008, and look at the latest developments to overcome political crisis ravaging the country since the U.S. withdrawal end of last year.

Maliki and Biden in an earlier meeting (Reuters)

The visit comes after the Congress call to Iraq Saturday to cooperate to counter the Iranian threat, while stressing a coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected U.S. pressure to abandon its cooperation with Iran, according to the words of Deputy member of the security and defense committee in the House of Representatives security Abbas Bayati: “The threat of Congress to reconsider bilateral security agreement between Baghdad and Washington if Iraq did not stop its cooperation with Iran is not sending positive messages.” He stressed that the government is committed to the Constitution “on the establishment of Iraq’s relations Foreign Affairs and to ensure the interests of its people and the stability of security in the region”
of his likely a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, the parliamentary deputy for the Iraqi List of Staff Arshad Zebari possibility to ask the delegation from the government statement its clear position toward the Syrian issue: “We expect to ask the U.S. delegation from the government to clarify its position toward the Syrian crisis, especially that Baghdad announced on the San Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected topple the Assad regime and expressed their desire to solve the problem through peaceful solutions, “pointing out that the political crisis and the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil will be among the work schedule of the delegation.
return ruled out media adviser to Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi mediation U.S. to settle the dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan region, stressing at the same time accept any help offered by the American side to the parties: “I do not need the relationship between the province and the center to the mediation Valguenoat open, and if there is help or opinion given Courtesy U.S. administration to this party or that is something unacceptable, “blaming the parties participating in the government responsible for addressing political problems:” the core of the responsibility and find a solution is located on the Iraqi parties to address the existing problems. ”
declared Vice Kurdistan Alliance desire province to settle his differences with government Federal send a political delegation to Baghdad to be followed by another representing the Government of Arbil to discuss ways to overcome the dispute between the parties.
Source: altahreernews