Washington - Morsi Abu Touq.
Held Washington and Baghdad mid - June / June « strategic dialogue »To make a decision about the future presence of US forces in Iraq, which the Iraqi parliament rejects, as announced Tuesday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The US ambassador in Baghdad had met Adel Abdul Mahdi, the outgoing prime minister, and offered him a strategic dialogue and welcomed him Abdul Mahdi with the idea. At the same time, Iraq is experiencing political tensions, which observers described as futile about appointing a candidate to head the government in a period Transitional preparations for early elections, and the official candidate, Adnan Al-Zarfi, says that he will be able to achieve a balance of interests With Washington and Tehran. Relations are very tense between the two allies, since a series of attacks on US interests in Iraq, at the end of 2019Washington attributed it in particular to factions loyal to Iran and influential in the Iraqi political decision. And further deteriorated with the assassination of the American army, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi official who was accompanying him in an air strike Baghdad in early January / January. US President Trump praised the strike and said Soleimani was an evil man harboring evil for the United States and the world. In the meantime, the Americans have become increasingly indignant in Iraq, and the Iraqi parliament has formally voted to demand the withdrawal of the existing American forces in the country as part of an international coalition to fight the elements of the organization Daesh - Islamic state.
He said Pompeo during a press conference in Washington , « the United States proposed a strategic dialogue with the Iraqi government held mid - June / June » .
He added « with pandemic Kovid -19 rampant in the world and the oil revenues that fall and threaten the Iraqi economy to collapse It is very important for our two governments to cooperate so that the victories over the Islamic State and efforts to stabilize the country do not go away In vain . "
He added that it will be the first review of all topics related to US relations - Iraqi « including the future of the forces American » in the country.
The United States will be represented by Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, the third man in the State Department.
The Donald Trump administration, which has promised to withdraw its forces from the costly Middle East field of operations, does not rule out a cut Its presence is to be replaced by NATO forces, even if it has so far confirmed that it does not intend to simply Leaving Iraq.