The Trump smash discussed in Baghdad the establishment of US bases after a humiliatin
The Trump smash discussed in Baghdad the establishment of US bases after a humiliating defeat
2017/04/06 (00:01 PM) - Number of readings: 676 - Number (3895)
The talks between the American delegation, which recently visited Baghdad and the US president's brother-in-law and senior adviser, focused on the future of US forces in Iraq and the confrontation with Iranian influence.
The delegation concluded talks with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi with US President Trump last March. The talks, according to political sources, to keep US troops in Iraq after the defeat of the call, and give them 5 permanent bases.
The US forces, currently 22,000, are expected to rise to 40,000, a consultant and a contractor, the sources said.
Jared Kouchner, the brother-in-law of Trump and his top advisers, arrived in Baghdad on Monday with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Danford, in a two-day surprise visit during which he met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Irfan al-Hayali. Government Najirvan Barzani, also visited a military base near Mosul.
A senior state law official noted that Kouchner's visit and his accompanying delegation were the first of its kind after Prime Minister Haider Abadi visited Washington. He stressed that the high American delegation discussed a lot of files and topics, especially the construction of permanent US bases Iraq.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with US President Trump on March 20 and discussed several issues related to the post-Saddam era, reconstruction efforts and stability, as well as the file of the displaced. "The US administration wants to reduce the influence of Iran in Iraq by strengthening its presence," he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of his information. "Washington is disturbed by some of the Consider it to be closely linked to Tehran. "
But the member of the parliamentary bloc of the call confirms that "the survival of any American force on Iraqi territory need to be approved by the government and parliament," noting that "the numbers of these forces will be determined by the strategic agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington."
During his visit to Washington, the prime minister expressed his support for the survival of part of the US forces in Iraq after the defeat and the liberation of Mosul, in order to support the Iraqi forces. Abadi said US forces would continue training, logistics and intelligence cooperation for Iraqi forces.
A member of the state of law that "all visits of US delegations are looking to keep US troops in Iraq," adding that "the talk is about keeping five permanent US bases after the completion of the liberation of the city Mosul. "
The US president expressed his regret at the withdrawal of his troops from Iraq in 2011.
"The number of US troops currently on Iraqi territory is 22,000 between combatant, adviser and trainee," the MP said. "The number is likely to rise to more than 40,000 in American bases."
The Prime Minister Haider Abadi revealed to the heads of parliamentary blocs, during a meeting last week, the contract of Iraq with two US companies to secure and sustain the international route extending from the ports of Basra to the border with Jordan.
"The construction of US bases in Iraq is normal," said MP Majid Shankali. "There are 114 countries that have had American bases for years. long".
"If the Americans did not have a lot of politicians in Iraq," he said, "the coming days will see multiple visits by American officials to Baghdad to develop a strategy after the liberation of Mosul."