Iraqi source: Biden's visit was postponed to next month
Baghdad, November 5 (Rn) - A source in the Iraqi government on Saturday postponed the planned visit by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden do to Baghdad until the end of this year.
The Iraqi media leaked reports which indicated that Biden will arrive in Baghdad later in the day Saturday.
He told the source, who asked not to be named, and the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that Biden's visit to Iraq will be in the next month.
The source stated to the media describing the visit of American officials surpise, saying "there are no unannounced visits. Altatm it comes to security reasons."
In contrast, the White House announced that the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will visit Washington on December 12 / December next to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama days before the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Obama was announced on October 21 / October last that all U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of this year.
And under the Obama administration's widely criticized, especially from the Republican Party for its decision to withdraw from Iraq, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in response to the criticism that Iraq is able to assume responsibility for security alone and reminding the presence of U.S. troops enough in the region.
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