Washington granted the responsibility to protect Iraq's (CIA)
On: Friday 30/12/2011 6:59
Baghdad / term
A source in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama said the CIA is currently active in Iraq and has received a responsibility to help the security forces of the United States, which will no longer have a presence in Iraq after 2011.
The New York Times quoted an official in the Obama administration declined to be named as saying "the time down the U.S. military presence in Iraq for up to scratch in terms of combat forces, the presence of American intelligence did not get the same thing."
The newspaper reported that at the time moved the responsibility for the care of relations between the two countries to the U.S. State Department transferred responsibility for security assistance to the (CIA) and the Central Intelligence Agency, which operates separately from the authority of the army.
The newspaper added that although the forces of the United States is unlikely to return to Iraq but it is possible the return of individuals under the authority of the (CIA).
He said the U.S. official told the newspaper that "the cooperation in the field of intelligence is very important for US-Iraqi relationship and there are challenges facing Iraq in the fight against terrorism."
The official explained, "We do not want to leave a very strong relationship we have built over the past years in terms of exchange of information important to both countries."
According to the paper that the CIA operates independently and has specialized teams and has the power to recruit people to work in teams, whether Iraqi or U.S. forces.
For its part, the Sadrist bloc, declared yesterday that the Sadrists would use "military resistance" against the U.S. embassy for violating the sovereignty of Iraq by the presence of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency the (CIA) in it.
The MP said the Sadrist bloc Rafi Abd al-Jabbar "The official announcement of the continuation of the work of the (CIA) in Iraq after 2011, evidence of non-recognition of the U.S. security agreement which provides for the withdrawal of its forces, whether military or intelligence or security of Iraq by the end of 2011 , "noting that" the United States to prove it did not recognize the sovereignty of Iraq. "
He added that "Iraq is a country with full sovereignty and America should deal with this state Ktaamlha with any country is in the region and therefore the Sadrists reject categorically the presence (CIA) in Iraq after 2011."
He continued that "the Sadrist movement rejects the existence of U.S. intelligence in Iraq as evidence of the continuation of the U.S. administration to deal with Iraq in the spirit of the occupation and the spirit of sovereignty over its decisions," pointing out that "the Sadrist movement will resist militarily the U.S. embassy because the CIA from which a headquarters for its operations in Iraq." .
"The Sadrist movement stands firm and does not change any existing U.S. force in Iraq, whether military or intelligence indicates that America is still occupied and comes from assurances from the Americans, indicates a lack of withdrawal"
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