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Iraq against US presence beyond 2011

Press TV – July 27, 2011

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari says Baghdad has decided not to allow US military troops to stay in the country following the 2011 deadline.

“The decision is final but the cooperation with the US government will remain as it is and we are going to increase it in coming days,” he said in a press conference in Baghdad on Wednesday.

The Iraqi minister added that the US government has not applied any request to extend its troops’ presence in Iraq, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Zebari also noted that the extension of presence of US troops in the country is not easy because the Iraqi parliament, the prime minister and the president should approve it.

Many observers believe that Washington has no intention to leave Iraq as American troops have built several bases in the country.

“The US administration has started to seek other places for its troops but they will find no other place safer than Iraq. Therefore they are putting pressure on the government to keep their forces in the country,” political analyst Abdul Zahra al-Majid told Press TV.

Baghdad and Washington signed an agreement on withdrawal of all US forces by December 31, 2011.

The last US combat brigade left the country in August 2010, seven years after the US-led invasion of Iraq.

Though combat operations have officially ended, about 50,000 US troops will remain in the country until the end of 2011 to “advise Iraqi forces and protect US interests.”

July 27, 2011 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation


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  2. Why did the puppet Government allow the US to create this huge Embassy complex on your soil when the US Armed Forces including “contractors” were scheduled to leave Iraq sometime in 2011?
    This complex was build to stay there permanently in order for the CIA / Mossad to collect intelligence information on all Arab States including Iran, Pakistan and the rest of the Islamic nations.
    Next time shoot the fox before he gets into your chicken coop or accept the consequences when you have failed.


    Comment by B.Benhamid | July 27, 2011

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