Published on Thursday, October 18 1 / Okrudolf 2012 08:14 | Written by: | | | Hits: 202
BAGHDAD / Obelisk: A source familiar with, Thursday, Deputy Defense Secretary arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.
The source for "obelisk", "Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in the capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit and he will meet with security officials in the Iraqi government."
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity that "the visit comes in light of the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries.", Likely being discussed arming the Iraqi army and the development of capabilities, in addition to follow-up file aircraft .
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded in the 15 of the current month of October, the United States to activate the strategic agreement, as revealed envoy of U.S. President Barack Obama to Baghdad for visits to high-level U.S. delegations to strengthen the defenses of Iraq as soon as possible.
Iraq has signed and the United States in 2008, a framework agreement of strategic to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on reducing the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law including the program Police Development and completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction.