Biden and Maliki January 2011



Biden in Baghdad to discuss the withdrawal

U.S. congressional delegation visiting Iraq in the next few days

Baghdad morning

I learned »morning» from sources of high-ranking U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden thinks visit Baghdad to discuss a withdrawal. The sources, who asked not to be named: The Biden may visit Baghdad next month (3 days until October 1st) to deal on the mechanics of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and keep the coaches and the issue of immunity and long-term partnership between the two countries in accordance with the strategic framework agreement.

The MP for the National Alliance, Haitham al-Jubouri announced that the U.S. forces refused to keep any of its soldiers on Iraqi territory for one day without enjoying full immunity, and with the authorization of the House of Representatives, stating in a press statement, said that the Iraqi negotiating team headed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tried to persuade the U.S. side to keep the number of trained immunity, partial, or no immunity, through dial-up the last that took place between al-Maliki and Biden, but the latter refused this matter and strongly.

According to the source, the goal of Biden's visit the President on keeping the number of American soldiers with them legal immunity appears to be «not be achieved, by the refusal so by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and most of the political blocs, except the province of Kurdistan, who warned in the words of President Massoud Barzani of the withdrawal is final.

In the meantime, a delegation of U.S. congressional visit to Baghdad in the next few days.

The aim of the delegation's visit, for according to sources, to discuss the developments in the political process in Iraq, especially that the country is at the forefront of countries in the region which is endowed by the winds of democracy after the fall of the dictatorial regime.

The source, who asked not to be named: The delegation's visit will provide U.S. officials to visit the high-level.