BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – A spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Abdul-Karim Khalaf, confirmed on Sunday that Iraq and the United States will discuss next June the setting of timetables for the complete withdrawal of American forces from the country.

Major General Khalaf said, in a statement with the Iraqi Al-Sabah newspaper, that “the decision to conduct negotiations comes in accordance with the decisions of the Iraqi Council of Representatives for the exit of the American forces, and that is with the agreement of the Iraqi and American parties, and that the security relationship between Iraq and the United States will continue in the framework of training operations and exchange of experiences even if the decision is implemented pulling out”.

He said that “the Iraqi government received a message from the American side, which was positive and included discussing the strategic relationship in all its forms between the two sides in detail,” stressing that “Iraq will discuss the withdrawal of foreign forces in a serious and detailed manner.”

The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces indicated that “the United States has significantly reduced its forces in agreement with the Iraqi government as a goodwill gesture and there is understanding and positive signals.”

He stated that the negotiations will discuss all forms of relationship between the two countries in the economic, political, security and cultural fields established within the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries, saying: “Iraq wants a normal relationship and friendship with the United States.”

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Highlander1715
Highlander1715
2020-04-26 20:19

Why on earth would Iraq and its government want USA troops on its soil. The Americans have tortured, murdered, assassinated, raped, sodomised Iraqi men women and children, supposedly after the “war” ended. But once the American disease have entered your country, you cannot get rid of them. Just look at Cuba, a 99 year lease has turned into a torture chamber, permanent concentration camp or a butchers shop which became Guantanamo Bay. The Americans have been told by the People of Iraq, leave vertically of horizontally but leave you will, poetic words. Another simple fact, the President of France Charles… Read more »

Joshua Metz
Joshua Metz
2020-04-27 01:33
Reply to  Highlander1715

For Saudi lovers, here’s my comment: Saudis are known for killing Sunnis or pushing Sunnis to devastating conditions. I’ll just give Iraq as an example. The entire Iraq (Baathis)-Iran war cost maximum 800k dead. Saudis supported the Baathists. Also, from the Iraqi side, the majority of the soldiers were Sunni during the Iran-Iraq war. While most Iraqis shias supported the war in the first 2 years of the war, the last 6 years, they were neutral. I’ll point out some corrections as well as some additional information he should have mentioned: 1. The blockade in Iraq after the war in… Read more »

Highlander1715
Highlander1715
2020-04-29 00:19
Reply to  Joshua Metz

Where do I start! 1. The illegal American and U.K. Governments oil for food Iraqi sanctions according to Mary Robertson Chair UNHCR stated, these sanctions cost the lives of 4 million Iraqis. Saudis kill anyone, regardless of age,s*x, race, colour or creed, provided they are defenceless. The Saudi royal family are directly descendants from the Ashkenazi cult, as the Israeli Khazars the other side of the same cult. The American forces were on the Iranian border, nothing came over the border, regardless Sunny or Shia. The American/Iraqi war on Iran Sunny and Shia fought America and Iraqi forces. I knew… Read more »