Iraq denies the arrival of U.S. troops

Dabbagh said that the reception of U.S. troops needed for parliamentary approval and can not be Y Khvaah (European - Archive)
Iraq denied reports published in American newspapers recently about the arrival of U.S. special forces estimated to number in the thousands to its territory to assist the security forces in the face of escalating violence in the country.

The magazine "The Nation" the U.S. has been published in number of 25 September / September last year, a report on the arrival of American troops to Iraq on a mission to combat terrorism, according to a report published by the New York Times the U.S. stating that a special unit of the U.S. Army already reached Iraq to help in the fight against terrorism and intelligence.

He said Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh, in a telephone interview with Al Jazeera Net from Moscow, where he will visit Russia, accompanied by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki , said the news completely unfounded, stressing that Iraq did not receive any form of U.S. forces.

Dabbagh said that the presence of any U.S. troops on Iraqi soil after the American withdrawal needs to cover legislative and legal in the United States as well as in Iraq, stressing that Baghdad has not asked Washington to send any troops, and the Council of Ministers adopted a resolution last week and asked parliament to cancel or not to extend any presence the rules or foreign troops on Iraqi territory.

The spokesman explained the Iraqi government spread the news that Iraq was still inside the circle Arab and international attention, and some newspapers and websites launches unconfirmed news in an attempt to attract attention, and explained that the arrival of U.S. forces in Iraq can not be hidden.

Referred to as the United States announced in December / December 2011 departure of the last military convoys to Iraq, ending a nine-year war and left hundreds of thousands dead and injured.

Osman: the presence of combat troops does not fall
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For his part, the MP said the PUK in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Mahmoud Othman, he can not the government pass something like that without the approval of Parliament.

He went on to the island to the security agreement signed between Iraq and the United States ahead of the U.S. withdrawal does not allow to bring combat forces, pointing out that there are still security experts and U.S. advisors in Iraq to train Iraqi forces and to help in the technological aspects.

Osman said that leaking such news shows how pressure on Iraq by both Iran and the United States, especially with regard to the position of both the Syrian crisis, stressing that his country is trying to maintain a balanced position in this regard.

The members of the U.S. Congress and brought charges to Baghdad allowing Iran to use Iraqi airspace corridor to cross arms to the Syrian regime, and called on those members to cut off U.S. aid to Iraq if he did not stop supporting the Syrian regime.

However, Iraq has denied the accusations and said the words, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh that he was ready to help stop the transfer gear or individuals to the parties and confirmed that he will not participate at all in the transfer of any shipments through its airspace or territory to Syria or help it or allow it.

He added that Iraq is ready to be part of regional and international efforts or measures to stop the transfer of materiel or individuals to the parties in Syria, in reference to the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition.