Source: Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad on an unannounced visit tomorrow
04/11/2011 12:33

Baghdad, November 4 (Rn) - An Iraqi government source familiar with the matter Friday, said Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Baghdad on Saturday in an unannounced visit.

The source, who preferred anonymity, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Baghdad on Saturday evening in the fast-day visit to discuss with Iraqi officials, a number of common issues between the two countries."

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced in the 21/10/2011 from the White House to withdraw troops from Iraq by the end of this year, said in remarks at a news conference that he agreed with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the withdrawal is the best solution for both countries.

The negotiations between the two sides had reached a point of contention and the President articulated a grant judicial immunity to trained Americans, the U.S. side insists on granting its soldiers immunity from jurisdiction, while the rejects most of the power Iraq's parliamentary immunity granted to them under any circumstance.

He received the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki last month to support the Iraqi political leaders to the survival of a number of U.S. troops as trainers, but without legal immunity claimed by Washington as part of a deal to keep U.S. troops in Iraq.

Observers believe that the issue of immunity is currently the most prominent obstacle to reach Washington and Baghdad to form a final understanding, but some recently launched a compromise by giving them diplomatic immunity.

He called the Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi in 14 of the last month, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to provide alternatives in case the negotiations to an impasse with the U.S. administration on the immunity of the trainers.

Iraq continues to suffer from tension in the security situation, and the cities experiencing the deadliest bombings almost daily basis mainly targeting government troops and officials in power.

And security incidents occur despite the reports of Iraqi and U.S. indicate that al-Qaeda militant face "significant failures" during the past two years, particularly after the killing or arrest of the most prominent leaders.

The worst stages of the Iraq after the fall of Saddam's regime in 2003 by the American-led forces, those that witnessed sectarian violence between 2005 and 2007, which killed thousands of Iraqis.

Since that time, the security situation improves to a large degree, but attacks by Islamic militants who belong to the Sunni and Shiite communities have continued to the side of the political tensions which witnesses in most cases.