Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, said on Wednesday that his country still needs the support of the American forces affiliated with the international coalition.
Hussein said, in an interview with the American Al-Hurra channel, that “the Iraqi government has reached the conviction that there is no need for American military combat forces,” stressing that the Americans “understand this issue.”
Hussein added that the Iraqi government informed the Americans at the same time, “Iraq’s need to develop the military situation and training, and the urgent need for cooperation in the field of military intelligence and air power.”
Hussein indicated that Iraq “needs forces from the coalition, and in this regard we are talking about the American forces, in order to support and support the Iraqi security forces in the war against ISIS.”
Hussein had arrived in the American capital, Washington, on Tuesday, to prepare for the fourth session of the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, scheduled for next Friday, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.
In this context, Hussein says that “the fourth round of the strategic dialogue is likely to be the last round in this context.”
He added that this tour will not be limited to discussing military and security issues, but will include a set of issues related to bilateral relations between the two countries, such as energy, health and others.
Regarding the attacks targeting US interests in Iraq, Hussein said that Baghdad “discussed with the Iranian side the attacks on airports and diplomatic missions, and asked them to intervene with some elements and groups to stop the attacks.”
Hussein added, “We told them that some groups claim that they are ideologically linked to you,” noting that “some of these discussions resulted at a certain stage in stopping campaigns against missions and other places.”
The Iraqi minister stressed that the solution to this matter lies in “opening a clear discussion with these groups, and some call them non-state forces, militias or factions, to reach the final result.”