[size=36]Saleh to the commander of US central operations: Iraq will not be a battleground[/size]
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The Presidency of the Republic stated in a statement that "President Barham Saleh received today, in Baghdad, the Commander of the Central Command of the US Army, General Kenneth Mackenzie, and during the meeting, they discussed the decision of the House of Representatives to withdraw foreign forces, and stressed the importance of respecting and strengthening the national sovereignty of Iraq and Its independent national decision and the protection of its security and stability. "
Saleh added, "We seek to build good relations with everyone, and we have no interest in being drawn into side conflicts.
In turn, the Commander of the US Army Central Command affirmed" his country's keenness to continue joint cooperation against terrorism and support the capabilities and training of Iraqi forces and to enhance the security and stability of Iraq. "