Baghdad / Obelisk: In the past two days, American officials have visited the Kurdistan region on a group of axes, most notably, the file of the American forces.
Political sources, familiar with the scenes of those meetings, said on Friday, January 17, 2020, that “American military and political delegations met with the President of the Territory, Negervan Barzani, and the Prime Minister, Masroor Barzani, and his deputy, to discuss the file of the American presence inside Iraq and the region as well.” .
She added, “The process of continuing Kurdish support for the survival of the American forces was discussed, refusing to withdraw them or canceling the security agreement and cooperation in the field of establishing 4 military bases, including the silk base in the Kurdistan region.”
The US Secretary of State had said earlier that he discussed with 50 Iraqi figures the fate of his country’s forces in Iraq and the possibility of keeping them in “safe” places.
According to the sources, “diplomatic relations were strengthened, as well as cooperation in the political and economic field, and the speedy opening of the largest American consulate in the world in the city of Erbil.”
The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, said earlier today, Friday, that the decision of the Iraqi parliament to remove American forces from Iraq was not a good decision, as it was made by the Shiite bloc, only without consulting with the other major components in the country, according to what came In an interview, with Al-Monitor, published by Al-Masalla.