The supreme commander of the American forces reveals the “secret” of his recent visit to Iraq and confirms: The situation is dangerous!

The supreme commander of the American forces reveals the “secret” of his recent visit to Iraq and confirms: The situation is dangerous!

02/6/2020 18:58

The supreme commander of the American forces reveals the secret of his recent visit to Iraq and confirms - The situation is dangerousBaghdad today – Baghdad

The Associated Press revealed today, Thursday, the details of the visit made by General Frank McKenzie, the commander in chief of the American forces and head of the Central Command of the US Army in the Middle East, to Iraq on Tuesday, while I indicated that the latter discussed the issue of deploying the American missile system in their bases. Military country.

The report stated, “On the first visit of a senior American military commander to the country, after the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by an American march attack in Baghdad last month, General Frank McKenzie, head of the US Army Central Command for the Middle East, quietly infiltrated Iraq, amid an endeavor by The US President Donald Trump’s administration is to rescue and bridge ties with Iraqi leaders and stop the government’s move to withdraw American forces. ”

General McKenzie met, according to the report, “the leaders of Iraq in Baghdad and then went to meet American soldiers at the Assad Air Force Base, which was subjected to missile strikes last month by Iran in response to the drone attack, and then said that he” got more determined “with these meetings, adding By saying “I think we will be able to find a way forward.”

“His visit came amid anti-American sentiments that led to violent protests represented by rocket attacks on the embassy and a parliamentary vote calling for the withdrawal of American forces from the country, while the visit also raises questions about whether the presence of a high-ranking US military commander will stimulate a settlement, or just provoke it.” Tensions are accelerating the pace of ongoing negotiations to install Patriot missile batteries in Iraq to better protect coalition forces. ”

For his part, General McKinsey said after his return in statements to “ The Associated Press ”, that it is “difficult to predict what the talks will lead to, especially as the Iraqi government is in a transitional situation.”

While he met with the outgoing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, President Barham Salih and Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, he did not meet with the Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Allawi, according to the report.

The report shows that the international coalition in Iraq said that it “believes that the future of the military presence in the country must be based on the extent of the threat posed by ISIS in consultation with the Iraqi government, but acknowledged that currently, due to the current tensions in relations, joint military operations and training tasks between The United States and Iraq have retreated a little. ”

He added, “There is some training taking place and the American Special Operations Forces are carrying out missions with their counterparts from the Iraqi Special Forces,” stressing, “We are still fighting within a period of turmoil. We must go ahead.”

And senior American leaders have rejected, according to the US agency, “Iraqi demands to leave the American forces, apparently adopting a position of deliberation to see what will happen in the hope that these problems will cross peacefully, and in response to what Iraqi leaders described as a violation of sovereignty, Parliament passed a resolution.” Non-binding calls for the removal of American forces. The United States has more than 6,000 troops in Iraq. ”

“After Iran responded with an attack on January 8 by launching ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases that include American forces, this became more justified for the United States to request that Patriot missile systems be brought into the country,” the report confirms.

The report indicates that “until now the Iraqis have not agreed to the request, and General McKinsey said that he discussed the issue during his meetings, but declined to give any details, yet he said that he believed that the threat from Iran and its agents in Iraq, Syria and other regions is still going on.”

He also said, “What we are experiencing is a dangerous time.”

The Pentagon also believes that “continued training and operations are vital to preventing the re-emergence of ISIS.”

When McKinsey was asked why he visited Iraq at a sensitive time like this, he said: “As a leading military office for the Middle East region, I have a moral obligation to go there.” “It is important to go there and meet the Iraqi government to show them that we are with them and that our relationship is an important one,” he added, according to the report.