[size=30]The American ambassador escalates his rhetoric against the “factions” and reveals the fact that American forces remain in Iraq[/size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
"Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq", one of the components of Al-Fateh, rejected the results of the dialogue and the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to Washington, and described the joint US-Iraqi statement as a mere "deception."
The other factions, although they also announced their rejection, but they did not resume their strikes on what they call American targets, including what was said to be missiles on the Green Zone a few days ago, but it appeared that it was one Katyusha missile that fell in the Mansour neighborhood, several kilometers away from the Green Zone, although the area Its launch, Palestine Street, is one of the places where Iraqi security forces often found missile launchers on the site of the US Embassy in the Green Zone.
The silence that the factions that reject the outcomes of the strategic dialogue seem to be unexplained so far at a time when the area of support for the results of Al-Kazemi’s visit is increasing, who hosted yesterday evening a meeting at the government palace of a number of Iraqi political forces in the presence of the Presidents of the Republic, Barham Salih and Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, in which the main paragraph was The strategic dialogue with Washington, as well as the elections, which Washington announced its unlimited support for, to hold them on schedule.
While the factions are still reluctant to respond, which some observers attribute to a secret visit made by the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian "Revolutionary Guard", Ismail Qaani, for hours to Baghdad, which led to the postponement of the confrontation, Al-Kazemi appeared victorious in front of those who participated in the meeting The government palace discusses the course of what happened with US President Joe Biden at the White House.
According to the statement issued by his media office, Al-Kazemi confirmed that "the results of the strategic dialogue rounds with the United States concluded that there were no combat forces in Iraq at the end of this year, and that the relationship between the two sides would turn into a relationship of training, security cooperation, and intelligence only; and in this sense On December 31 of the year 2021, Iraq will return its relationship with the United States to before the official request for the arrival of these forces in 2014, and return to the normal formula of the relationship voted by the Iraqi Council of Representatives and approved in the name of (the Strategic Framework Agreement).
At this point, Al-Kazemi threw the ball into the courts of his predecessors, former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who did not attend the meeting and had called at the end of his rule in 2014 for the Americans to return, and Haider al-Abadi, who was present at the meeting and renewed the official invitation, which called on former US President Barack Obama to send Combat forces to Iraq to fight ISIS.
Al-Kazemi did not stop there. According to what was stated in the statement, the attendees, including leaders from different blocs, including Al-Fateh (Hadi Al-Amiri, Faleh Al-Fayyad, Hammam Hammoudi and Adnan Faihan) obtained official support, as the participants emphasized not to “support the results of the dialogue and the points that It was mentioned in the joint statement only,” but they went a long way in support when they considered what happened to be “consistent with the Iraqi national constants, and with the requirements of national sovereignty, national security, and the fight against terrorism,” as well as building “solid and fruitful relations between the two friendly countries,” that is, Iraq. and the United States of America.
No one knows if the government statement was drafted in agreement with all those who attended, i.e. those who have no problem with establishing such a close relationship with America or who do not want to build any relationship with it at any level.
The surprise came from the American ambassador, Matthew Tueller, who said in a press statement yesterday in Baghdad, reviewing the dialogues that Al-Kazemi had with President Biden: “We mentioned in the final statement that we will change and form the American forces in Iraq, and this does not mean leaving them, but transforming their tasks from combative to advisory. training," noting that "a part of the American forces will remain in Iraq to provide intelligence support, train Iraqi forces and advise them."
The phrase changing combat missions does not mean leaving, which was the subject of contention with the armed factions, which always question the intentions of the United States in terms of withdrawal from Iraq.
In terms of fighting ISIS, which is another contentious issue with the armed factions close to Iran, which see that America is helping ISIS and not fighting it.
Ambassador Tueller announced that "there are ongoing dialogues between the leaders in the Iraqi joint operations and the American side to determine the exact work in combating (ISIS), and we also discuss what is the threat and what things can be provided to help Iraq get rid of (ISIS)."
While Toler considered the American presence in Iraq to confront ISIS as a legal presence, he said: "The armed groups we consider internal forces are a problem, and some of Iraq's neighbors consider the Iraqi state to be a weak state, so they are trying to interfere and impose its will and agenda in it," noting that "some armed groups The one that calls itself the resistance is ideological and financed by the neighbor Iran, and in the north there is also (the Kurdistan Workers Party). If there was a strong state, it would have fought it and prevented it from being on Iraqi lands."
Toller continued, saying that "the armed groups claim that they are fighting the American occupation, and this occupation does not exist," noting that "they have political and external sectarian agendas, and the Iraqis know this."
And about the possibility of confrontation with armed factions, Tueller says: "We reserve self-defense when necessary, but we look forward to government action in deterring armed groups and stopping these attacks."
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