Assistant US Secretary of State will meet al - Hakim and al - Jaafari


BAGHDAD / long - Presse

Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim received, on Sunday, the US Secretary of State Thomas Shannon, assistant library, expressing confidence in moving to comprehensive reforms.

Press office said in a statement that "al-Hakim met with Assistant Foreign Minister and discussed with him the developments in the Iraqi political scene," and expressed "confidence in overcoming the current political crisis and move to comprehensive reforms."

The statement added that "al-Hakim discussed with Shannon developments in the war on Daash and victories achieved and the restoration of the cities as well as discuss the upcoming battle of Mosul."

In a related context, he met Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in charge of the US, and called on Washington to activate the strategic framework agreement with Iraq, and called on the world to stand with Iraq in its war against al Daash.

The press office of Jaafari, in a statement received (long-Presse), copy of it, "Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Chinon and his accompanying delegation," noting that "The meeting reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington, and ways of strengthening them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples, as the two sides discussed the developments of the political process in Iraq, and efforts in the war against Daash terrorist gangs. "

The statement quoted al-Jaafari as saying that "Iraq still faces many challenges, including the security challenge of the war against terrorists Daash, the economic challenge, and lower oil prices, the cost of war," stressing the importance of "standing all nations as well as Iraq, especially that Iraq defends for himself, and on behalf of the whole world, and facing terrorists who came from more than 100 countries. "

He said al-Jaafari, that "the armed forces, and the sons of the popular crowd, and clans, and the Peshmerga support of the international coalition are making great victories in the war against Daash gangs terrorist," stressing the need to "provide more support and assistance to Iraq, and activating the strategic framework between the two countries."

For his part, he expressed the Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Chinon his country's keenness on "the continued support of Iraq in the war against Daash gangs terrorist," pointing out that "the people and the Iraqi government have made significant achievements in the war against terrorists Daash and the return of displaced people to their home areas."

Chinon and praised as "al-Jaafari's efforts and its role in the issues at the national level Iraqi, regional and international." The United States expressed, in (the first of May 2016), expressed concern about the storming of demonstrators to the building of the Iraqi parliament, and stressed the need for "restraint and respect for the constitutional institutions", and with Iraqi political leaders urged to accelerate the process of political and economic reform of the country, confirmed that it " It will remain a committed partner to the Iraqi government. "