Maliki: Iraq needs to cooperate with America's security and training
Erbil, 12 December / December (Rn) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is visiting Washington, accompanied by a senior delegation that his country still needs to the United States in several areas, including training and security.
Maliki said in a joint news conference with U.S. President Barack Obama, where they held talks did not know the content after the "nature of relations between Iraq and the United States will not end to complete the withdrawal began, but more strongly in 2008 signed a strategic framework agreement governing the relationship of the two countries." He noted that "Iraq has become totally dependent on his security forces to install the internal security remains a need for cooperation with the U.S. on security issues, information, training and arming and fighting terrorism." He continued, saying "There is a strong will to activate the strategic framework for Iraq and the CAC .. We will achieve the same success shared success in the fight against terrorism."
Obama said that the last American soldiers leave Iraq by the end of this month, "Merfoaa heads and with honor."
Obama said in a joint conference with Maliki at the White House "after nearly nine years, the fight in Iraq expires this month." He promised that the United States remains "a strong partner and always" for Iraq after the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops by the end of this month. "At the time we put an end to this war in Iraq faces a future time for the Iraqis know that they are not alone. That the United States a strong and lasting partner to you." And warned that "other countries" did not identify any "interference" in Iraq after the withdrawal of the last American troops from that country by the end of the month. He added that "we have a partnership (with Iraq) for the security of the region, and also that Iraq has promised not to interfere in the affairs of other countries, other countries should not interfere" in Iraqi affairs, stressing the importance of "respect for the sovereignty of Iraq."
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