Hood assures Fayyad of the importance of a strong and sovereign Iraqi government

BAGHDAD – The US embassy in Baghdad confirmed on Tuesday the importance of a strong and sovereign Iraqi government during a meeting with Iraqi national security adviser Faleh al-Fayadh.

“The United States is committed to Iraq as one of the most important strategic partners of the United States in the region,” he said, stressing the importance of a strong, stable and sovereign Iraqi government and said the United States is fully confident of the Iraqi security forces’ the Iraqian people”.

“The United States will continue its partnership with the Iraqi security forces by providing advice, training and equipping the Iraqi security forces in their efforts to eliminate Saddam Hussein as a threat to Iraq as well as to continue joint action and to ensure communication between all components of the Iraqi security forces,” he said.

He referred to “the US commitment to the Strategic Framework Agreement, including the prohibition of the use of Iraqi territory to attack any other country.”


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