Twilight News / Information Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday the absence of agreements with any country, including the United States to keep combat troops on Iraqi territory after the elimination of the organization Daesh stage.
The office said in a statement reported to Twilight News, that “agencies, international and local news recently traded news that Iraq had agreed with the United States on the survival of US forces in Iraq for the period after achieving military victory over Daesh.”
He explained, “We emphasize not the presence of troops from any country fighting on Iraqi soil until the search for their survival or not, but there are trainers, consultants and experts from a number of countries.”
The office said in a statement that “the Iraqi government did not agree with any country in connection with its military role with Iraq for the post-decisive victory against terrorism.”
The Associated Press had reported on Monday that the two administrations in Baghdad and Washington agree that the presence of US troops in the long term is important to ensure the security of Iraq
The agency, quoting exporters, one American and the other Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the administration of President Donald Trump hold talks to keep US troops in Iraq after the defeat al Daesh.
The US forces had left Iraq in late 2011 after eight years of occupation in the wake of the toppling of the former Iraqi regime.
But US forces gradually returned to Iraq after the invasion of the organization Daesh north and west of the country in the summer of 2014 as Iraqi forces supporting the war against the organization.
It is estimated that four thousand US troops at least deployed in Iraq.