Washington has not made any public comment on Biden’s visit to Iraq
Posted: October 3, 2011 by THE CURRENCY NEWSHOUND - Just Hopin in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Baghdad, October 3 / October (Rn) – The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Monday, that the White House in Washington has not yet issued any statement about the visit of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Iraq.
The comments by Iraqi officials have confirmed that the Vice President Joe Biden will visit Baghdad this month to discuss a U.S. presence in Iraq after the date of the withdrawal of its troops from the country at the end of this year.
The Maliki government is negotiating with Washington to keep the coaches after the American withdrawal date, but informed sources pointed to the faltering negotiations after Iraq refused to give coaches the Americans immunity from prosecution in Iraq.
Maliki and discussed in 22 of the last month with Biden in a telephone interview conducted by the latter conditions the survival of U.S. experts to train Iraqi forces after the end of the year.
He said embassy spokesman Michael McClellan, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn), “The White House has not yet issued any statement about the visit of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Baghdad.”
McClellan said, “If there is a visit to the Vice-President Biden to Baghdad, the White House will announce it.”
According to the agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington, the latter forces will be present – and the least strong of 47 thousand – in Iraq for the last year in the withdrawal of being three years ago.
The Prime Minister, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nuri al-Maliki has said on more than one occasion that the security forces are ready to date of the final U.S. withdrawal.
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