_Biden announces agreement with Iraq on the long-term security partnership
Vice President Joe Biden, during his visit to Baghdad to say goodbye to another military unit to withdraw from this country, that the United States and Iraq are linked to partnership «long term», especially in the area of security, Aatrha strategic agreement.
Biden said during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki yesterday, ahead of a meeting of the Joint Committee that senior U.S. withdrawal from Iraq called «new path between two sovereign states», and stressed that «the partnership include the strong security relationship».
He added: «We will continue talks on the foundations of security arrangements, including training, intelligence and counter-terrorism». He pointed out that «the High Commission are the focus of all these efforts». , He called on Maliki to U.S. companies investing in Iraq, stressing that relations between the two countries will witness. He said that his meeting with Biden «lays the foundations for a new phase of relations, based on the desire, cooperation and common interests and mutual respect and the will in both countries,» he said, adding that «what we have presented during the meeting illuminations on the prospects of cooperation required after the military phase and the beginning of the process of building relations between the two countries».
He continued: «If some of the previous forms of relationship resulting from the will of the international resolutions, the relationship to establish a day based on self-will of both countries and the common desire and need for each of us a sense of cooperation».
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__Biden's visit came as government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh that it is considering a deal with NATO to train the armed forces, without Madren granting legal immunity and said that «the government is considering a draft agreement with the limited Atlantic to train forces».
The spokesman of the U.S. Army Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan of this information, and said that Iraq is in the process of finalizing an agreement with NATO for the use of one hundred and fifty c A source at the American Embassy in Baghdad, who asked not to mention his name to «life» that his country's forces intensified the process of withdrawal. He pointed out that «its numbers no longer than a few thousand».
The source added that «the end of the military mission will be formally launched during a major ceremony at the airport in Baghdad this month, Biden and the existence of which is lowered the American flag and the last soldier to leave the country by air. In addition, hundreds of supporters demonstrated in Sadr yesterday in Baghdad, Najaf and Basra, in condemnation of Biden's visit.
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Bluedog.............Soveriegn is the key word here ........................and now we have in Iraqi print the lowering of the US flag all has been done now we wait and see how Iraq moves forward with this .......remember they want this RV worst than we do .........may happen now within 5days b4 the defense summit on or b4 the 6th........and that is only reading the articles and watching the broadway play and figuring out the ending...........Kurds want this foremost to happen.......Biden will be in Greece on sunday this could be to pat them on the back for holding on so long and waiting this out.