BAGHDAD – The Journal News
It is expected to head the new US defense secretary, James Mattis, to Baghdad, to visit his country deployed in Anbar, Nineveh and Irbil forces near Baghdad.
Iraqi military sources said that a definite visit, but no agreement to schedule the habit of US officials and varied expectations about the next US step to manage the new White House, the retention of the former president’s policy, Barack Obama, herself, in support of an open Iraqi government without charge, and the trend new would boost US forces in Iraq to more than 20 thousand troops and political influence stronger budge Iran niche Her upper hand in the country.
And owns the new American minister, James Mattis, a chronology bad with a lot of political leaders in Iraq, during the period of his military positions in Iraq between 2005 and 2009, and a private wing in which the popular crowd forces there.
According to experts in the Iraqi issue, Washington has a cover up its forces through the fourth paragraph of the Convention on the “common defense”, signed between them and Baghdad, under which the Americans from the country pulled out in 2011, include the American intervention to protect their interests and the democratic process in Iraq.
In the context of the so Akharokd American site “Mmeltra Times”, the Pentagon did not announce thousands of deadly air strikes committed by the US military in countries including Iraq since 2001.
According to the military site specialist, in 2016, it did not record these attacks, which knew the deadly bombing in the open database, upon which the US Congress and military analysts and allies of Washington and researchers.
The site adds that the strikes carried out by military helicopters and planes march drone, pointing out that the database on air strikes “were not complete since October since the start of the war on terror.”
And the transfer of the US site for unidentified army source as saying, “The United States is not trying to hide the air strikes, and so has been monitoring the strikes in the past, we do not monitor, for example, the number of strikes carried out by Apache helicopters.”
But the site indicate that the Apache helicopters of the US Army used in the last 15 years more than others in the fight against the organization “Daesh.”
To that discussed the Ministerial Council for National Security, headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, relations with America’s recent decisions taken by the US president Donald Trump of denying citizens of seven countries, including Iraq, from entering the United States affected were undone later.
A statement by the Office of the Abadi media that “the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi presided Sunday Ministerial National Security Council meeting, the Council discussed the relationship with the United States in light of recent decisions and their impact on the political, security, economic, trade and cultural relations within the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries. “
“The face of the Council to take the necessary measures to protect the interests of Iraq,” stressing “the big Iraqi armed forces heroine confidence a check-back victories on the terrorist gangs Daesh full for the Liberation of the Iraqi territory soon, God willing.”
He said he “has approved a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the intelligence of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service and the Belgian counterpart,” noting that “the meeting included a discussion and follow-up on previous decisions and directives as well as a number of other topics on the agenda.”