Maliki warns US congressional delegation of the serious conditions Iraq faces in the region

Warned Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of the seriousness of the situation experienced by the region.

A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office has received all of Iraq [where] a copy of “al-Maliki said during a meeting at his office on Tuesday a delegation of members of the U.S. Congress included Senator John McCain and Senator Joseph Lieberman and Senator Lindsey Graham on the seriousness of the current situation in the region, and that the nature of relations between Iraq The United States requires more coordination and consultation. “

The statement quoted Maliki said that “our efforts instead to focus on the development process and the development of the country only we think in addition to that of how to spare Iraq risks by” noting that “Iraq has adopted a policy of non-interference affairs of others and extending the hand of friendship and relations open with countries that respect our sovereignty nor interfere in our internal affairs. “

“The experiences of peoples are similar but Atstnsch Each country specific conditions that must Mraatha in dealing with it,” adding that “parking Iraq, along with the right of peoples in dignity and freedom does not mean not paying any attention to the risks that could lead to him any work is thoughtful and calculated Results, “stressing the need to” direction to peaceful solutions based on the renunciation of violence, killing and destruction from any party whatsoever. “

The Prime Minister called the need to “intensify efforts of the international community for convergence and reduce the division winning over some issues in the region, particularly the crisis in Syria, which said it needs an understanding between the allies system and allies opposition in order to reach peaceful solutions can avoid Syria more tragedies and disasters “.

He said Iraq “presented a specific initiative in this matter put all their resources for the success of any effort to save Syria from the current situation and put it on the road to a real solution.”

For their part, “said members of Congress should continue to communicate and consultation between the two countries on various issues and challenges facing the region and stressed the willingness to strengthen these relations, stressing convergence of views with his Prime Minister of vision about happenings situation in the region” and expressed “concern developments ongoing in the states, which they described as congested and more tense than ever, also expressed admiration for Iraq including pieces from games in the way of rebuilding and reconstruction

The U.S. delegation noted that “Iraq could have an influential role in resolving the current problems and tensions in the policy pursued distinct.”

The source declared for [where] on Tuesday for the arrival of a delegation from the U.S. Congress to Baghdad on an unannounced visit, met with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, “adding,” It will also U.S. delegation interviews several senior state officials, including Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other parties to discuss the political situation in Iraq and the region. “

The U.S. State Department announced a planned visit to a number of U.S. officials to Iraq to activate Convention Alstratjah between the two countries.