The Washington Post: Obama vows not to provide military equipment
BAGHDAD / JD / .. Confirmed by the Washington Post reported that President Barack Obama did not make any public commitments to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to provide military equipment, or any other assistance Iraq seeks to get them from the United States.
The newspaper said on its website seen by / JD / Obama urged Maliki during their talks on the need to pass a law the elections so Iraqis can express their differences politics through elections rather than the use of violence., Obama said during the talks that he is willing to work with al-Maliki to deal with terrorist groups that threaten Iraq is not alone, but the entire region.
The statement by the Information Office of the Prime Minister “, said discussions on various aspects of bilateral relations and ways to develop them on the basis of the Strategic Framework Agreement, as well as the latest developments in the regional situation and Iraq’s role in promoting regional security and stability. The two sides stressed the need to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the two sides to face various challenges.”
U.S. President reiterated the United States pledged to support Iraq and to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries in all areas, and said the United States emphasizes its commitment to implement the strategic framework agreement, which laid a solid foundation for friendly relations between them.
He said al-Maliki and Obama’s commitment to defeat terrorism and consider this as a common goal for them, as called for Maliki to speed up the process of handing over the Iraqi army, including needs of weapons and equipment to defeat terrorism and al-Qaeda, Obama said he instructed the ad hoc Group on the need to meet Iraq’s needs in this area hello development of Iraq’s relations with the countries of the world, especially the neighboring countries, and asked the Prime Minister to contribute to persuade the Syrians to go towards dialogue and encourage a peaceful solution. He also called Iraqi similar role with regard to the Iranian nuclear file and how to find a peaceful solution to achieve Iran’s desire to have a peaceful nuclear program and the West’s desire not to go towards a nuclear weapon.
Maliki said Iraq’s willingness to assist in both cases including the Iraqi national interest in addition to that he avoids the area more turmoil and wars. The two sides agreed on the need to strengthen the trend of moderation in the region to counter extremism and the countries supporting him.
The statement noted that after the meeting of Prime Minister with President Obama, which lasted for more than an hour and a half, a meeting of the joint higher committee between the two countries headed by al-Maliki and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, research in the mechanisms of implementation of the Strategic Framework Agreement and turn them into action steps. / End / / 22
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