[size=32]A senior US official confirms the survival of his forces in Iraq "in the long term and declares his country's readiness to deter" Iran "..[/size]
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Baghdad / Sky Press
A US military official has revealed that his country is negotiating with Baghdad for a long-term presence in Iraq.
The United States is planning a long-term presence in Iraq that focuses on counter-terrorism, and remains a very vital task in the region, including combating Iran's terrorism in the region, according to US Central Command chief Kenneth Mackenzie.
He pointed out that the US presence includes helping Iraq build its institutional capacity to make progress forward, pointing to the importance of respecting the sovereignty of Iraq and not taking any steps except through an agreement with his government.
McKinsey hinted at his country's direction to support local Iraqi security forces from the areas he controlled, calling for effective support to prevent the emergence of such groups again.
Stressing that "these are the structures that we will try to put them there, which is the best solution in the long term to prevent the return of a supporter."
At the same time, the American general sent firm messages to Iran, which he described as a long-term problem, stressing Washington's ability to deter Tehran in the event of a dangerous move, pointing out that the purpose of his visit to the Middle East, which is under the responsibility of the Central Command is " Which interests us a lot. "
At a time when US national defense strategy is focused on competition with Russia and China, it also recognizes the importance of Iran's file, he said.
"Iran's export of terrorism in the region and the world is a long-term threat, and the presence of the United States and the Middle Command Center in the region is a long-term one. We will continue to remain in this region and we will continue to communicate with our allies and friends in the region to ensure that we are united against the Iranian threat," he said. The availability of the necessary resources to deter Iran from any movement that may be dangerous. "
On the possibility of deterring Iran, McKinsey explained that the Central Command will have the appropriate force to protect the interests of the United States with the interests of our allies and partners throughout the region, but he stressed that he will not enter into military details only to everyone to realize that Washington has provided sufficient strength to confront Iran as soon as possible It's time yet.